Almost exactly 12 months ago, CRH’s then new chief executive, Albert Manifold, said the company had “forgotten its core principles” during the boom. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A year is a long time in the tenure of a listed company chief executive.Almost exactly 12 months ago, CRH’s then new chief executive, Albert Manifold,(...)

Chief executive Albert Manifold said 2014 was a year of strong strategic, operational and financial progress for CRH.  Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Mark PaulAlbert Manifold, chief executive of building materials giant CRH which reported strong growth on Thursday, says the company could take a deca(...)

On average CRH was acquiring a rival business every fortnight somewhere in the world

Irish building materials group CRH is no stranger to making acquisitions but its planned €6.5 billion purchase of assets from the Lafarge/Holcim globa(...)

Chief executive Albert Manifold said CRH had been waiting a decade for such a deal to come along.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

CRH’s acquisition of assets from the merger of European rivals Lafarge and Holcim had been well flagged but the size and scale of the €6.5 billon tran(...)

CRH expects the deal to be about 25 per cent accretive to underlying earnings and will generate a ROIC in line with CRH’s weighted average cost of capital in the first full year of ownership.

Dublin-based building materials group CRH has raised €1.6 billion via a placing of just more than 74 million new ordinary shares to help fund its acqu(...)

CRH chief executive, Albert Manifold, wants to buy into cement in emerging markets.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

CRH’s €6 billion bid to buy businesses that peers Holcim and Lafarge have put on the block as part of their merger could transform the Irish building (...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold said the group was well-positioned to pursue acquisitions which are in line with its long-term growth strategy

Iseq heavyweight CRH said it generated €350 million from disposals last year.Chief executive Albert Manifold said the disposals left it well positione(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold announced it is to dispose of its British and US clay brickwork business to US buyout firm Bain Capital

Dropping oil prices, though seen as being a boost to many sectors, served to dampen stock markets around the globe. The effect of the oil price drop c(...)

Albert Manifold, CRH chief executive, should stand by his “fad-driven” analysis. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

“We forgot the core principle of CRH, which is that we used to make businesses better. We will never again go down the road of buying market trends an(...)

Albert Manifold  took over as chief executive  in January. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Irish building materials giant CRH has landed an option to acquire a majority stake in its French publicly quoted joint-venture partner, Samse, under(...)