Looking Back on 2023

Good year, bad year: our writers analyse the firms that made the headlines in 2023

Ryanair’s bumper year, CRH’s big switch, Dalta’s expansion, Web Summit’s wobble and Ires Reit’s revolt: taking stock of a busy year in Irish business

Albert Manifold, Group Chief Executive rings The Opening Bell New York Stock exchange



When it comes to CRH, Ireland’s loss this year was very much America’s gain, as the building materials giant made the leap from the Irish market to the fabled New York Stock Exchange.

CRH’s exit from Euronext Dublin prompted a collective headache in Irish capital markets, which was hardly a surprise: the company was the biggest publicly traded company in the country by a significant margin, and its exit left a ...