Irish financial crisis:Brian Cowen, the Taoiseach, states that he will call an early election once the Oireachtas passes an emergency budget to tackle the financial crisis.
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- The Irish financial crisis:Brian Cowen, the Taoiseach, claims in Dil ireann that he is "not clinging to power".
- Enda Kenny is elected as the 13th Taoiseach of Ireland by a margin of 117-27 in the 31st Dail Eireann, replacing Brian Cowen.
- Taoiseach Brian Cowen promises to dissolve Dail Eireann next Tuesday and to announce the date of the Irish general election, 2011.
- Situation in Ireland:Ireland's Green Party meets Taoiseach Brian Cowen to decide whether to quit the coalition and trigger early elections.
- Situation in Ireland:Taoiseach Brian Cowen announces he is to make a "significant" statement on his leadership of the ruling Fianna Fail party in Dublin at 14:00, to be broadcast on television and radio.
- Situation in Ireland:Taoiseach Brian Cowen tells his government he is to take on the foreign affairs portfolio after his challenger Micheal Martin's resignation yesterday. President Mary McAleese accepts Martin's resignation.
- Situation in Ireland:Taoiseach Brian Cowen wins a vote of confidence in his leadership, a secret ballot held at a meeting of the Fianna Fail parliamentary party in Dublin.
- Leadership challenge to Taoiseach Brian Cowen:Taoiseach Brian Cowen announces his intention to lead the ruling Fianna Fail party into the upcoming general election after spending the past two days consulting his party. He offers his colleagues a secret motion of confidence ballot in his leadership, scheduled for Tuesday.
- Taoiseach Brian Cowen again announces he is not resigning amid continuing speculation of a motion of no confidence following his admission that he dined and played golf with Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick before the bank's nationalisation.
- Taoiseach Brian Cowen addresses Dail Eireann ahead of a meeting of EU finance ministers, saying Ireland has not applied for financial support from the European Union.