The financial sector gave up 51.19 points overall with AIB 27c lower at €19.26 while Bank of Ireland eased 3c to €15.12. In contrast, Anglo Irish rose 3c to €13.23 while Irish Life and Permanent firmed 25c to €20.30.
In construction, CRH charged ahead, up 48c to €29.18 on back of US peer company reporting strong results indicating that US operations continue to face positive markets. Grafton Group advanced 13c to €10.60 while Kingspan Group added 10c to €12.80.
Elsewhere, Ryanair slipped 6c to €7.59 while pharmaceutical company Elan fell 26c to €11.60. In the food stocks, Greencore Group dipped 10c to €3.90 while Glanbia strengthened, up 6c to €2.59.