What impact will Irish bail-out have?
Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen has said he will call a general election in the new year following a day of political turmoil over an EU-led bail-out of the country's ailing economy. How can the country's problems be solved?
Mr Cowen rejected opposition calls for a snap election, saying the country's crucial budget had to be passed first.
The government has accepted up to 90bn euros (£77bn; $124bn) in loans.
Do you welcome the prime minister's decision? Will the bail-out help Ireland and and the wider EU? Are you in Ireland? If so, what do you think about this move?
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