There was little overall change in the ISEQ index of Irish shares today, which inched up 2.96 points to 2,929.22.
The financials did not do particularly well. Allied Irish Banks fell 5c to €1.26, and Irish Life & Permanent lost 2c to €3.23. Bank of Ireland bucked the trend, up 1c to €1.43.
The construction industry saw a mixed bag. CRH saw a 13c improvement to €18.50. Kingspan was down 20c to €6 however.
DCC enjoyed the biggest gain of the day however, shooting up 35c to €19.60.
Some significant falls came for Paddy Power (down 30c to €24.70), FBD (down 25c to €6.60) and Dragon Oil (down 11c to €4.18).