Massive Bailout EU Agrees on Multi-Billion Rescue Package for Ireland

Ireland has formally asked the European Union for financial assistance, and EU finance ministers have approved the aid. The size of the rescue package is not yet clear, but it could be up to 100 billion euros. The junior partner in Ireland's ruling coalition, the Green Party, has called for an early election in January.
A protester waves a Irish flag outside the Irish prime minister's office in Dublin on Sunday: The EU and the IMF have agreed to a massive bailout for Ireland.

A protester waves a Irish flag outside the Irish prime minister's office in Dublin on Sunday: The EU and the IMF have agreed to a massive bailout for Ireland.

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dgs - with wire reports