European stocks dropped for a second day as investors weighed escalating tensions between America and Russia over the future of eastern Europe.
In Dublin, the Iseq index fell further than most other European peers, down 1.6 per cent. It was dragged lower as index heavyweight Smurfit Kappa fell 5.1 per cent. Paddy Power, Petroceltic and Kingspan all fell more than 3 per cent, while Bank of Ireland, Ryanair and CRH all were down more than 2 per cent.
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