Ir­ish bailout back­lash

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

IR­ISH op­po­si­tion leader Enda Kenny was poised to take power with a prom­ise to move quickly on amend­ing an un­pop­u­lar in­ter­na­tional bailout af­ter his Fine Gael party won his­toric elec­tions. Kenny looks cer­tain to be taoiseach, or prime min­is­ter, af­ter the rul­ing Fianna Fail party of in­cum­bent Brian Cowen suf­fered a crush­ing de­feat by vot­ers an­gry at the col­lapse of their on­ce­boom­ing econ­omy and the sub­se­quent bailout. Kenny told sup­port­ers there was ‘‘ no time to lose, no hour to waste’’ as he con­fronted the chal­lenges ahead, not least the form of the gov­ern­ment he will lead.

Enda Kenny

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