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Richie Boucher, chairman designate of CRH, pictured at his home in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Irish building materials giant CRH has appointed former Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher as chairman designate to succeed Nicky Hartery (...)

BoKlok sets property prices so that buyers have money left to live on after they have paid their housing costs.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Homebuyers in an English town where properties typically cost almost 12 times local salaries may soon have a low-cost option from Ikea after a UK coun(...)

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Construction firm Cairn Homes has appointed three new independent non-executive directors, following a review of the board. The company also said its(...)

Boeing shares hit an all-time high at $281.83 on Monday, gaining 3.9%. Photograph: Getty Images

US tax cuts approved over the weekend boosted equities on both sides of the Atlantic, benefitting Irish building materials giant CRH amongst others. (...)

Disappointing forecasts from US banks JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup acted as a drag on markets on Friday dampening what had been a good week for equities.

Disappointing forecasts from US banks JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup acted as a drag on markets on Friday dampening what had been a good week for equit(...)

Ryanair: airline closed down nearly 1 per cent to €13.30 as the stock continued to be affected by lower oil prices. Photograph:  Alan Betson

European stocks fell for the fourth time in six days on Thursday led by declines in banks and carmakers. Already the worst performers among industry (...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on October 14th, 2015 in New York City. Photograph: Burton/Getty Images

US stocks were dragged lower as a bleaker outlook from Wal-Mart Stores Inc added to global growth concerns. The Iseq slipped by a quarter of a perce(...)

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne leaves Turpan, north west China where he paid a private visit to the ancient ruins of the Silk Road settlement Yar City dating back three thousand years.   Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British finance minister George Osborne will open bidding during a visit to China on Thursday on £12 billion of contracts to build a high-speed rail l(...)

Employees work in front of computer screens at a foreign exchange brokerage in Tokyo, Japan. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

European shares fell on Friday, setting them on course for a weekly loss, as investors were unnerved by conflicting signals from Greece’s debt talks a(...)

Since the late 1960s and early 1970s, thousands of construction workers in Britain were fired from jobs or not hired because they were members of trades unions or seen as politically suspect. Photograph: Thinkstock

Eight major building firms, including Laing O’Rourke, run by Irish businessman Ray O’Rourke, have been accused by a House of Commons inquiry of “misl(...)