The luck of the Irish

MINERS and the market went green today, though it was more to do with positive offshore leads and across-the-board commodity price gains than St Patrick’s Day.

The US and UK markets finished up overnight, with only Japan ending slightly lower.

Closer to home, the S&P-ASX 200 closed 1.1% or 56 points up to 4853.2, while the All Ordinaries finished 1.