European shares retreated for a second day after a report showed services and manufacturing expansion in the euro zone unexpectedly contracted in February.
In Dublin, the ISEQ ended the day down 0.5 per cent at 3,166.84. Dragon Oil rose 3.3 per cent after it released positive results.
Kenmare Resources dropped 6.7 per cent after the validity of speculation that it may be taken over was questioned.
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