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# crh - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Ireland's biggest company is poised to save over €100m thanks to Trump's tax cuts

Building supplies firm CRH is selling its Americas distribution division.

# crh - Friday 22 May, 2015

Most of Ireland's biggest companies aren't Irish at all

Microsoft is now the biggest company in Ireland in terms of turnover.

# crh - Monday 18 May, 2015

Ireland's biggest company is being investigated by the competition watchdog

The offices of CRH subsidiary Irish Cement were raided last week.

# crh - Friday 23 January, 2015

Ireland's largest firm could be about to get a whole lot larger

CRH is in talks to buy up to €6 billion worth of assets from two rival firms.

# crh - Monday 15 December, 2014

Ireland's biggest company is offloading over €500 million in clay and concrete

But there’s still plenty more to be put up for sale…

# crh - Friday 4 July, 2014

Increased bonuses on the table as union halts quarry strike

A strike at Roadstone plants had been taking place since the middle of last month.

# crh - Monday 16 June, 2014

Strikes begin at Roadstone quarries over "major" pay cuts CRH

Strikes begin at Roadstone quarries over "major" pay cuts

Siptu members at 20 quarries began strike action earlier today.

# crh - Friday 16 May, 2014

Ireland's top company is...

The Irish Times top 1000 companies is out, and here’s what it says.

# crh - Thursday 3 January, 2013

CRH spends almost €630 million in investments in 2012

The company announced today that it undertook 18 acquisition and investment initiatives in the second half of 2012.

# crh - Sunday 19 August, 2012

GALLERY: The 15 most valuable companies on the Irish Stock Exchange Big Money This post contains images

GALLERY: The 15 most valuable companies on the Irish Stock Exchange

There’s been some speculation about some firms delisting from Dublin. Here are the 15 biggest ones trading here.

# crh - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Two of the world’s biggest companies are in Dublin. Can you guess which ones?

Two Dublin based companies are in the last 100 of Fortune Magazine’s Global 500.

# crh - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

The nine stories you need to know this morning, including: 1,000 more internships on JobBridge, the underwear bomber turns out to be a double agent, and all the details on the new social welfare ID card…

# crh - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Irish Cement workers strike over unpaid money and planned pay cuts

Workers say they are due between €5,000 and €9,500 each after a Labour Court ruling, but the company wants pay cuts.

# crh - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Construction company CRH made profit of €700 million in 2011

The buildings material company bucked the trend in the construction sector by reporting big increases in profit and revenue.

# crh - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

CRH reports near-triple jump in profits - but will fall short of expectations CRH

CRH reports near-triple jump in profits - but will fall short of expectations

The building materials group says it’ll fall short of expectations to grow profits by 11 per cent, despite profits up by 280 per cent.

# crh - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

The 11 biggest companies on the Irish stock exchange Big Deals This post contains images

The 11 biggest companies on the Irish stock exchange

Some names you’ll probably know, and some you mightn’t – but, in terms of sheer value, here are the big boys.

# crh - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

THE AMERICAN ARM of building material firm CRH has announced  a successful bond issue raising $750m (€574m). Just over half of the offering took the form of ten-year bonds which sold at 5.75%, while the remainder sold at 4.125% over five years. Maeve Carton, CRH finance director, said the firm was “delighted” with the response to the issue. Shares in CRH are up 33c to €13.73 this lunchtime.

# crh - Tuesday 24 August, 2010

BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP CRH has reported a pre-tax 77% slip in profits, compared with the same period last year.

Read CRH’s Interim Report 20101 here.

CRH posted pre-tax profits for the first six months of 2010 at €25m, a fall against last year’s positive return of profits of €108m.

Shares in the company have plunged following CRH warning that construction sector weakness would push down 2010 EBITA – earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (the paying off of debt) – by 20%, from €651m to €520m.

First-half earnings per share fell 79% to 2.6c from 12.2c in 2009. Operating profit fell by 51% to €118m.

However, CRH said the 2010 interim dividend remains at 18.5 cent – in line with last year’s level.

During the first six months of 2010, the CRH spent €159m on 14 acquisitions and investments.

CRH’s Chief Executive Myles Lee said:

European economic indicators have been more encouraging although uncertainties remain; however, concerns relating to the recovery in the United States have increased with a continuing flow of disappointing economic data…

He added:

Arising from this we currently expect that full year Group EBITDA will show a decline of around 10% compared with the 2009 level of €1.8 billion.