Ally urges Irish general election

The Irish Government has lost the support of its coalition partner and a general election in January is now looking increasingly likely.

It follows the Irish decision to accept a massive bail-out from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, as well as a loan from the UK.

Meanwhile, there have been angry scenes outside the Irish Finance Ministry as protesters attacked the government's handling of the economy.

The BBC's Ireland Correspondent Mark Simpson reports.

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