THE IRISH STOCK EXCHANGE, it’s fair to say, isn’t among the world’s most prominent – but that’s not to say it doesn’t have its fair share of big companies.
The exchange’s future has been called into some question recently after one of its larger firms, United Drug, suggested it may have to delist from the exchange in order to concentrate on its placement in London.
This is because companies need to have a certain proportion of their shares traded in London in order to be included in the FTSE indices.
Nonetheless, the index gets its fair share of companies which have presences on other exchanges worldwide – as well as some of Ireland’s biggest native firms too.
Here, in terms of their market capitalisation (i.e. the total value of all their shares, added together) are the 15th most valuable companies listed on the ISE.