At the announcement of results, CRH’s Albert Manifold said: “We invested in unsustainable trends. We forgot the core principle of CRH, which is that we used to make businesses better. We invested in bubbles.”

Albert Manifold was unequivocal yesterday in diagnosing the group’s boomtime errors that led to the decision to sell off a tenth of its poorest-per(...)

No frontiers: the Greenway near Westport, Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The idea of turning abandoned railway lines into walking and cycling routes, called greenways, is catching on. Indeed, Taoiseach Enda Kenny kno(...)