Financials lead ISEQ gain

The ISEQ rollercoaster was on the up today, gaining 105.08 points to 3,844.53 by mid-morning.

The financials led the way, with Allied Irish Banks head of the pack, shooting up 33c to €6.40. Anglo Irish Bank enjoyed a 25c to €4.33, with Irish Life And Permanent up 23c to €6.29. Bank of Ireland gained 15c to €4.20.

The other big gains were to be found in the construction sector. CRH enjoyed a massive 82c gain to €16.32. Kingspan was also up, enjoying a 16c boost to €6.51.

There were some losses also however. Paddy Power dropped 34c to €13.41. Tullow Oil slipped 18c to €10.

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