Solid gains for ISEQ

The ISEQ index of Irish shares was on an upward trend today, closing up 91.82 points at 2,285.77

Index majors on the risers' board included CRH, up 1.17 to 17.39; Paddy Power, climbing 21c to 12.35; Glanbia, up 12c to 2.19; Ryanair, up 5c to 2.94; Kingspan, cheering 2c to 2.77; C&C, also up 2c to 1.32, and Aer Lingus, closing 1c to the good at 0.60.

Among the financials, AIB cheered 12c to 0.72, Bank of Ireland closed up 6c at 0.58 and Irish Life & Permanent jumped 21c to 1.31.

On the fallers' board, Elan Corp dropped 24c to 5.04, Kerry Group shed 9c to 15.16 and Smurfit Kappa was also down 9c, to 1.29.

More in this Section

Clothes retailer Boohoo shares slide again by 14% on factory pay probeClothes retailer Boohoo shares slide again by 14% on factory pay probe

Varadkar eyes business tax cuts in job stimulus plan Varadkar eyes business tax cuts in job stimulus plan

UK's €33bn stimulus includes Vat cut to 5% for restaurants and new 'eat-out' voucherUK's €33bn stimulus includes Vat cut to 5% for restaurants and new 'eat-out' voucher

Leisure sector fears future job losses in Ireland without government supportLeisure sector fears future job losses in Ireland without government support


Lifestyle

Dónal Clancy is a musician from An Rinn in Co Waterford. He will perform the music of his late father, Liam Clancy, in a special online solo performance on Thursday at 7pm as part of this year's Clonmel Junction Festival.Question of Taste: Dónal Clancy

BETWEEN 1973 and early 1975, John Lennon split with Yoko Ono, took up with his assistant May Pang and embarked on a period of intense creativity and outrageous behaviour. Lennon later described this time as his “lost weekend”.Rufus Wainwright has returned a new man

Stan O’Sullivan tells Ellie O’Byrne about the genre-busting album from 2007 that probably doesn’t get the recognition it deservesB-Side the Leeside - Cork’s Greatest Records: Louder & Clearer from Stanley Super 800

In recent times one of the most recurring and troubling conversations I have with teenagers, in therapy, is around their use of marijuana. Often parents seek out therapy because they have noticed a dramatic shift in their child’s behaviour.Richard Hogan: Beware of making light of your teen's marijuana use

More From The Irish Examiner