Taoiseach Brian Cowen has rejected Fine Gael's accusations that he is engaged in an ongoing attempt to cling on to power.
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- Taoiseach Brian Cowen promises to dissolve Dáil Éireann next Tuesday and to announce the date of the Irish general election, 2011.
- Taoiseach Brian Cowen addresses Dáil Éireann ahead of a meeting of EU finance ministers, saying Ireland has not applied for financial support from the European Union.
- The leaders of Ireland's two main political parties, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, come under fire. Irish Taoiseach Brian Cowen faces a motion of no confidence in Dáil Éireann, his second in just over a year. Leader of the Opposition, Enda Kenny, who sacked his deputy leader yesterday to prevent a potential coup, faces further revolt from his party as nine more members of his frontbench call on him to resign.
- Taoiseach Brian Cowen informs Dáil Éireann that Ireland has 11.9% unemployment, with June's growth the slowest rate of increase since January.
- Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny makes his farewell address to Dáil Éireann, and will submit his resignation to President Michael D. Higgins after six years in office. It is expected that his successor, Leo Varadkar, will be elected by the Dáil to succeed him tomorrow.