Building up suspense

Building materials giant CRH has been an Irish success story, but the recent agm showed that it is still struggling to get earnings back on track, writes Jon Ihle.

11th May, 2013
Myles Lee, chief executive of CRH. Photo: Jason Clarke


* CRH chief executive Myles Lee had to stand over a disappointing update to shareholders in his last annual general meeting before retiring later this year

* Persistently bad weather in the company's major European and American markets has reduced sales and forced the building materials giant to issue a profit warning

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