Ireland: Taoiseach Announces General Election and Retirement

The Irish Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, requested the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese to dissolve the Dáil ahead of a general election on the afternoon of Tuesday 1st February 2011. The request was granted and an order has been made for polling to be held on 25th February 2011. Mr Cowen also announced his retirement from politics … Read more Ireland: Taoiseach Announces General Election and Retirement