CRH aims to build on its billion
The winter months have shorn the magnificent trees that line the avenue up to Belgard Castle of their summer glory, but they still manage to hide from view the headquarters of CRH, Ireland's third-largest publicly-quoted company.
Top Irish stocks: The highs and lows of 2004
It may not be a performance to send stockbrokers reaching for bottles of champagne, but as 2004 draws to a close there is a deep sense of relief in the local investment community at a most satisfactory year for Ireland's publicly-quoted companies.
Bank's debt book purchase excludes Waterford Wedgwood €200m loan facility
Bank of Ireland shied away from extending a €200 million loan facility to Waterford Wedgwood when the bank spent €71 million acquiring Burdale Financial Holdings last week, sources have said.
Acting Aer Lingus boss to be asked to stay on
The acting chairman of Aer Lingus, John Sharman, is likely to be asked by the Minister for Transport, Martin Cullen, to remain on for a further period to allow the airline to find a suitable long-term candidate for the position.
BIAM begins rebuilding with high-profile appointments
Bank of Ireland Asset Management (BIAM), which lost four key executives last September, has begun the process of rebuilding its investment team by recruiting a senior executive from one of its Irish rivals.