Objectors to the plan for a plant near San Francisco say the factory will lead to 300 truck journeys a day through a residential neighbourhood and  boost diesel emissions and dust. Photograph: David Sleator

Irish manufacturer Ecocem’s plans for a €45 million cement plant in California have run foul of locals who claim the project could have a major impact(...)

Donal O’Riain, chairman and founder of Ecocem, says any new carbon-reducing technology would need a lead-in of 10-20 years to become saleable.

The traditional Irish cement industry is failing to align its CO2 emissions with the roadmap for reducing them that has been set out by the European U(...)

Ecocem was established by Irish entrepreneur Donal O’Riain

Colm Keena,Public Affairs CorrespondentEcocem, the cement business established by Irish entrepreneur Donal O’Riain, is to seek damages of more than €4(...)

The cement manufacturing process is one that contributes  significant amounts of carbon emissions

The traditional cement sector gets annoyed by the focus Ecocem founder Donal O’Riain brings to the contribution the sector makes to carbon emis(...)

Donal O'Riain: criticised cement  sector over environmental damage

The traditional cement sector in Ireland has reacted angrily to the claim from Ecocem managing director Donal O’Riain t(...)