The ISEQ index of Irish shares enjoyed modest gains in early trading this morning, adding 66.73 points to 2,894.72 by 11.30am, a rise of 2.36%.
Among the risers, Ryanair was up 7c to €3.74 following this morning's European Court of Justice ruling upholding the European Commission's blocking of its Aer Lingus takeover bid, but allowing the budget carrier to hold on to its 29.9% stake in its rival.
Aer Lingus meanwhile was up 2c to €0.83.
Elsewhere on the risers' board, CRH added 47c to €16.99; Kerry Group added 38c to €23.18; Aryzta was up 28c to €31.05; DCC climbed 26c to €18.07; Paddy Power lifted 25c to €25.25; Grafton Group was up 20c to €3.25; Smurfit Kappa gained 18c to €6.96; Kingspan was up 14c to €6.25 and C&C lifted 9c to €3.34.
Banking stocks were also on the rise, with AIB up 6c to €0.92, Bank of Ireland adding 5c to €0.67 and Irish Life & Permanent up 8c to €1.56.
Among few fallers, FBD slipped 6c to €6.50.