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CRH chief executive Albert Manifold: earnings rise a reflection of adjustments made to the group’s business during economic crisis. Photograph: Eric Luke

The interim results for the first half of this year released yesterday by CRH show its sales revenue increased by 4 per cent when compared with the(...)

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(...)

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 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(...)

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