Gerry Adams , president of Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein, is selling a clear message ahead of Ireland’s election this month: burn the bank bondholders and send the International Monetary Fund home.
Following are comments about Ireland’s 85 billion-euro ($113 billion) emergency-aid package from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. The three-year package, aimed at propping up the country’s battered banking industry and to help service its sovereign debts, will require Ireland to repay the money at an average interest rate of 5.8 percent.
Sinn Fein, the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army, became the biggest party in Dublin city as voters punished the ruling coalition for three years of austerity amid a rise in protest votes across Europe.
Gordon Brown said he is willing to resign as British prime minister and leader of the Labour Party, clearing the way for talks with the Liberal Democrats on forming a government. Here are some of the key events of Labour’s time in office.