Gene Murtagh

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Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh has always made a virtue of the group’s cautious approach to acquisitions, stressing that it will only do them if the price is right. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Most analysts believe that insulation maker Kingspan is heading for another year of “double-digit” – that is more than 10 per cent – growth after the (...)

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh said it was a strong performance from the company.

Both trading profit and revenue at Irish building materials group Kingspan reached “record levels” in the first half of 2019, the company’s interim re(...)

Eugene Murtagh is a founder of  Cavan-based Kingspan.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Kingspan chairman Eugene Murtagh raised €44.5 million from selling shares in the insulation maker, it emerged on Friday. Mr Murtagh is a founder of t(...)

About 16.3%  of shareholders opposed Kingspan chairman Eugene Murtagh’s re-election at its agm  on Friday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

When it comes to executive remuneration, shareholders of Irish public companies are becoming increasingly bolshie. More than 20 per cent of Glanbia’(...)

Insulation giant Kingspan faces the prospect of a number of shareholders voting against its remuneration policy next Friday as a leading advisory firm(...)

Gene Murtagh, chief executive of Cavan business Kingspan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Austrian manufacturer Greiner has emerged as the third party to insulation specialist Kingspan’s €700 million bid for parts of Belgian rival Recticel.(...)

Back-to-back deal: Kingpsan chief executive Gene Murtagh. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times.

Kingspan must name the third party to its €700 million bid for part of Recticel before its rival’s board can consider the Irish group’s offer. Manufa(...)

Gene Murtagh, chief executive of Kingspan: if purchase goes through, firm is likely to sell Recticel’s flexible foam business to an as-yet unnamed third party. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The €700 million that insulation specialist Kingspan is prepared to pay for Belgian rival Recticel is ahead of the €660 million in cash and available (...)

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Insulation specialist Kingspan is offering to pay €700 million for parts of Belgian group Recticel, in what would be the Irish company’s biggest acqui(...)

Just nine per cent of plastic is recycled. More than eight millions tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean each year. Photograph: iStock

A billion plastic bottles will be recycled into house insulation by Irish company, Kingspan by 2025, following a deal which will see dumped plastic co(...)

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