Financial stocks make solid gains on the ISEQ index of Irish shares this morning, pulling the exchange 33.39 points higher to 2,397.03 by 11.45.
AIB was up 18c or 20.34% to 1.06, Bank of Ireland had climbed 20c or 29.41% to 0.86 and Irish Life & Permanent jumped 35c or 22.58% to 1.90.
Also climbing were Paddy Power, up 35c to 13.50 and Kingspan, up 14c to 3.11. C&C and Greencore were meanwhile both up 8c, to 1.47 and 0.85 respectively.
On the fallers' board, Kerry Group dipped 39c to 14.99; CRH shed 9c to 17.60; Elan Corp dropped 8c to 4.72 and Aer Lingus was down 1c to 0.62.