The financial turmoil on world markets hit Irish financial shares again today.
The ISEQ index of Irish shares fell 6% in initial trading this morning.
Irish Life & Permanent, AIB, Bank of Ireland and Anglo Irish Bank were among the big losers.
AIB was down 15% to €5.10, while Bank of Ireland fell 10.24% to €3.68. Anglo Irish shares lost 12.30% of their value while Irish Life and Permanent was down 17.39% to €4.75.