ISEQ slightly up at close

The ISEQ index of Irish shares closed at 2,446.44 this evening.

This represented an increase of 59.54 points, or 2.49%.

There was little movement among the major banks - AIB was up 3c to 93c, Bank of Ireland increased by 2c to 72 while Irish Life & Permanent fell 3c to €1.82.

Elsewhere, Icon was the major faller, down €2.01 to €10.49, though big movers in the opposite direction were Elan, up 22c to €4.47, Tullow Oil, which rose by the same amount to €8.57, and Paddy Power, which added 50c to close at €14.95.

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