Raid on cement giants is no small matter for new body
The arrival of officials from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) at the premises of an Irish Cement facility in Co Meath last week comes at a sensitive time for its parent group, CRH.
Valued at €20bn, it is the most valuable Irish company. The eyes of the building materials world are on it as completes a potentially transformative €6bn acquisition.
CRH responded to publicity around the incident by saying it fully facilitated the inspection; it operates to the highest standards and has no issue in relation to competitive practices.