Dublin's ISEQ index rose, defying a worldwide trend downward today with many of the heavier-weighted shares making advances.
The index closed 1.7 per cent ahead; Kerry Group was up four per cent, CRH was up 1.6 per cent and Ryanair was up 1.7 per cent, ahead of its annual general meeting tomorrow.
Other markets dropped, unnerved by negative economic data.
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