Leading stocks boost market

THE Irish market finished the week on a positive note yesterday closing 27.87 stronger at 2,927.19, lead by solid performances from Ryanair, C&C and construction giant CRH.

In the financial sector, the main banks were weak throughout the day. In the financial sector, AIB dropped 8c to €1.08, Bank of Ireland fell 5c to €1.18, Irish Life &Permanent slipped 5c to 3.07, while insurance group FBD Holdings weakened 23c to €6.67.

In the construction sector, shares in CRH moved up 4c to €18.35 after the US Government passed ‘The Jobs for Main Street Act’ that will see $27.5bn going to highways.


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