Eurozone markets show strong gains

Yesterday was a largely positive day across the eurozone with the majority of markets ending in positive territory.

At home the Iseq surged ahead on the back of strong results from Ryanair. The benchmark index of Irish shares closed up 58.82 to 4,063.39.

In the construction sector, CRH continued its recent good run, gaining 18.5c to €17.21. Grafton Group declined 4c to €5.54, while Kingspan nudged up 2.6c to €9.42.

Elsewhere, Ryanair reported financial year 2013 results which were well in line with analysts’ expectations. After-tax profits of €569m for the year to the end of March were up 13% on the previous year.


Venetia Quick, co-founder of ‘Grief Encounters’ tells Ruth O’Connor that there is no right or wrong way to grieve the death of a loved one.Grief Encounters: Podcast opening up conversation about bereavement

Once again for this week’s review I was reminded about the quality of Irish meat — and yet it seems the meat processors expect our farmers to produce it at a loss.Restaurant Review: Mister S, Camden St Upper, Dublin 2

Your guide to what's going on in the gardening world this week.Gardening notes: Your guide to what's on

I went to Holy Faith in Clontarf in Dublin and I still have a big group of friends from school. These days, like most people, we use a WhatsApp group to communicate!School Daze with Nadia Forde: I wish I had embraced my differences at school

More From The Irish Examiner