AIB finished 6c higher at €18.95 after it announced it has sold its existing Bankcentre property in two lots to Hibernian Life & Pensions and Sean Dunne for €377.7m. Bank of Ireland gained 7c to €14.67, Anglo-Irish gave up 12c to €13.00. Irish Life & Permanent fell 25c to €20.45.
In construction, CRH was the leading mover jumping 72c to €29.35 following strong results from the US highlighting. Grafton shares added 16c to €11.05 while Kingspan was unchanged at €13.15.
Elsewhere Paddy Power continued to surge ahead, climbing 46c to €13.96. Low cost airline Ryanair gave up 5c to €6.75, Tullow Oil soared to 6.07, up 12c, while Kerry Group firmed 10c to €20.12.