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Tense wait for Irish by-election result

The Irish government's majority in the Dublin parliament could be reduced to just two seats on Friday, when votes are counted in a County Donegal by-election.

The poll was held 24 hours after the government revealed a drastic four-year austerity package.

The ruling Fianna Fail party is defending the vacant seat, but opinion polls suggest it may lose it to Sinn Fein.

The BBC's Mark Simpson reports.

  • 26 Nov 2010
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