The International Monetary Fund and the European Union have approved an
85 billion euro rescue package for the 26 County state at an average
interest rate of 5.83 per cent.
Sinn Fein Senator Pearse Doherty has been elected to the Dail for
Donegal South West, without reaching the quota after securing a massive
40% of the first preference vote and the lion’s share of the second
preference transfers in Thursday’s by-election.
Counting is underway in the by-election in Donegal South West, with
Pearse Doherty on course to win a historic victory for Sinn Fein.
The Dublin government today unveiled a raft of budget measures it
claimed would restore the 26-County State’s finances by 2014, but
fudged key facts and figures on how it would affect the public.
The Green Party has called for a date for a 26-County general election
to be set for the second half of January.
The Dublin government tonight confirmed that the European Union and the
International Monetary Fund have agreed to its request for a financial
Representatives of the International Monetary Fund have arrived in
Dublin to begin work on a financial aid package for the insolvent 26
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has today announced his decision to put
his name forward for the Sinn Fein nomination for the Louth constituency
at the next 26-County General Election.
Sinn Fein’s finance spokesman Arthur Morgan said tonight he will not
stand in the next general election.
In the wake of today’s High Court decision, the Dublin government has
announced this evening that a by-election will be held between November
22nd and 29th in Donegal South-West alone.
Riot police attacked students in Dublin today with baton charges, dogs,
armored vehicles and horses after the students protesting against
government cuts occupied the Department of Finance and threw eggs at
The High Court in Dublin has upheld a legal challenge by Sinn Fein
aimed at forcing the coalition government to hold the long-awaited
by-election in Donegal South West.
Donegal North East TD Dr Jim McDaid has resigned his seat in the Dublin