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(...)

Albert Manifold, chief executive designate, recently said CRH “forgot its core principles” when making some acquisitions in the boom. Photograph: Alan Betson

CRH’s shareholders will get to vote this year for the first time on the pay levels of its executive directors, including the €4.16 million pac(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold and former CEO Myles Lee. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Myles Lee, who retired as CRH’s chief executive officer in 2013, received a 64 per cent increase in compensation in his final year heading the bigg(...)

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(...)

Irish and Spanish subsidiaries of CRH are likely to be among an initial 45 business
es
 units worth ¤1.5
billion that the building materials giant has identified for sale, following the outcome of a portfolio review announced alongside the group’s annual results yesterday.

Irish and Spanish subsidiaries of CRH are likely to be among an initial 45 business units worth €1.5 billion that the building materials giant has (...)

Myles Lee: group chief executive of CRH

One of CRH’s long-standing US executives Doug Black is leaving his role as chief operating officer of its holding company for the region, Oldcastle, (...)

 Myles Lee of CRH at the announcement of the Interim results this week.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Tuesday in Dublin’s Shelbourne hotel saw the last big public outing for Myles Lee, the outgoing chief executive of Ireland’s biggest listed company, C(...)

CRH chief executive Myles Lee said the second half would remain “challenging” in Europe. Photograph: Alan Betson

This year represents the nadir of the collapse in the Irish construction industry, and growth in the sector should pick up next year, according to My(...)

CRH chief executive Myles Lee and company COO Albert Manifold. CRH this morning reported pre-tax losses of €71 million for the first six months of the year.

Building materials giant CRH has reported a loss of €71 million for the first six months of the year, with the weak economic backdrop in Europe and di(...)