Construction impacts on ISEQ fall

THE ISEQ continued its downward trend as financial and construction stocks weighed heavily on the index.

The Dublin Exchange tumbled 126.37 points to 8,746.33.

In the financials, AIB declined by 50c to €21.15, while rival Bank of Ireland dropped 18c to €16.32. Anglo-Irish shed 28c to €14.32.

In construction, market heavyweight CRH was the leading faller giving up 56c to €28.49. Grafton fell back 24c to €11.00. McInerney bucked the trend to add 5c to €13.20.

Elsewhere, Petroneft Resources climbed 13c to €0.70, United Drug added 3c to €3.60, while Ryanair shed 16c to €9.56.

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