There was little movement on the ISEQ index this morning, shuffling up 7.61 points to 2,925.19 by midday.
Irish Life and Permanent led the way in the financial sector, climbing 5c to €2.97. Allied Irish Banks was unchanged at 99c. Bank of Ireland slipped 1c to €1.06.
There were some decent gains. Kerry Group was the best performer, up 21c to €23.74. Dragon Oil was up 18c to €5.28, with DCC improving 16c to €19.76.
Merrion Pharmacies endured the worst loss of the day, falling 25c to €3.50. CRH was down 12c to €17.16, with Irish Continental Group sliding 10c to €14.50.