Gene Murtagh, Kingspan chief executive. Photograph: Alan Betson

FIONA REDDAN Kingspan, the building materials and insulation group, has positioned itself for a tilt at the rapidly improving US housing market with t(...)

Grafton, which owns the Woodies DIY and Heiton Buckley chains, yesterday revealed a strong performance in the second half of the year that pushed full-year sales up by 8 per cent to £1.9 billion (€2.3 billion).

Gavin Slark, the chief executive of the builders merchant and DIY retailer Grafton Group, said the Irish market appears to be on a path to “sustained (...)

Gavin Slark, chief executive officer of the Grafton Group. Photograph: Alan Betson

Grafton Group, the building materials group that yesterday reported interim revenues of more than €1 billion and increased operating profits, has hi(...)

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(...)