CRH ready to build as AGM focus is growth

Company will put fines controversy behind it to focus on future, writes Barry J Whyte.

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
11th May, 2014
Albert Manifold, chief executive of CRH, at the company's AGM. Picture: Maura Hickey

‘CRH is a company which disturbs me,” Independent TD Shane Ross told the Dáil in June 2012.

“CRH has got a pretty good profit record. But it hasn’t had much competition,” he said, and “only last year [CRH] was fined €26 million euro for non-competitive practice in Poland”.

Just a few months ago, CRH failed in its bid to overturn that fine, highlighting a very real...

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