A huge fall for construction giant CRH led the decline in the ISEQ index today, which fell 65.19 points to 2,848.10.
In the financial sector, Bank of Ireland just about bucked the trend, inching up 1c to 67c. Allied Irish Banks slipped 1c to 93c. Irish Life and Permanent lost 4c to €1.55.
The construction sector was the hardest hit, with CRH plunging 1.04 to €16.08. Kingspan was 33c down, finishing on €5.94. Grafton was 14c worse off on €3.10.
The food and drink sector performed poorly. Glanbia fell 11c to €3.05, and Kerry Group was down 10c to €23.34.
Paddy Power, Smurfit Kappa and Providence Resources all fell 13c to finish on €25.32, €6.82 and €1.95 respectively.