5.30pm Markets UpdateUpdated: Friday 07 March 2014 17.59
European shares have fallen, amid growing tension over Crimea, as investors tried to shield themselves from the impact of any confrontation between Russia and Ukraine on the weekend.
In Dublin the ISEQ was 92 points (1.8%) lower at 5,051 by the close of business.
Shares in Providence were 7.2% higher at €2.90, while shares in Origin rose 2.3% to €7.55. Shares in Dragon Oil fell 5.2% to €6.85, while shares in CRH were down 2.7% to €20.50.
In London the FTSE was also down, shedding 76 points (1.1%) to end the day on 6,713. In Paris the CAC fell 51 points (1.1%) to finish on 4,366, while the DAX in Frankfurt was 192 points (2%) lower at 9,351.
Meanwhile in New York, the Dow Jones was 28 points (0.2%) higher by the afternoon, standing at 16,450. The Nasdaq was down, however, trading 20 points (0.5%) lower at 4,332.
Earlier in Asian trade, Tokyo's Nikkei index gained 139 points (0.9%) to close at 15,274 on the back of gains overnight on Wall Street, as the yen weakened ahead of a US February jobs report. But the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong finished 42 points (0.2%) lower at 22,660.