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(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold:  a chance to really make his mark. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Does CRH, as has been speculated this week, really have the appetite to swallow a €6 billion-plus portfolio of assets that will be shed by Lafarge and(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold: “Assuming normal weather patterns” and other factors, the group expects earnings in the second half of this year to be ahead of those of the same period in 2013. Photograph: Eric Luke

Chief executive of CRH Albert Manifold was upbeat about the group’s results for the first six months of this year, with the clear message that the foc(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold: earnings rise a reflection of adjustments made to the group’s business during economic crisis. Photograph: Eric Luke

The interim results for the first half of this year released yesterday by CRH show its sales revenue increased by 4 per cent when compared with the(...)

Albert Manifold, CRH CEO, said he expects second-half group earnings to be “somewhat ahead” of last year’s €1.08 billion, “assuming normal weather patterns and no major market dislocations”.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

CRH overturned a first half loss in 2013 to report pre-tax profit of €61 million in the six months to June 30th 2014, as the construction giant benefi(...)

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Earlier this year Vanity Fair ran a cover story on the woman hired to save Yahoo. “Will Success Spoil Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer?” the US publication asked(...)

 CRH chief executive Albert Manifold and chairman Nicky Hartery  at the CRH annual general meeting yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

CRH is preparing to spend up to €1.5 billion on acquisitions, as it forges ahead with a sell-off of underperforming units bought during the last boom (...)

The Sky Tower, at 212 metres high, one of the tallest skyscrapers in Poland, being built in  Wroclaw, South West Poland.  Bosta Beton, CRH’s readymixed concrete company in Poland, was contracted to supply the 52,000 cubic metres of concrete and pumping services required to complete this project.

Succession can throw up some tricky issues, as Albert Manifold is finding out at CRH. The building materials company’s chief executive, installed in J(...)

The land at Foynes Port about to be offered for sale on the international market by the CRH Group

Most of the industrial-zoned land around Foynes Port in Co Limerick is about to be offered for sale on the international market by the CRH Grou(...)