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Ireland enda kenny germany angela merkel austerity 2012 5 29

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On Thursday, Merkel’s austerity policy faces yet another critical vote, leaving Ireland with a grim conundrum.
Low turn-out expected, but polls indicate 'yes' result
Ireland enda kenny germany angela merkel austerity 2012 5 29

Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R). The latest polls indicate that the Irish will approve the austerity plan, bucking the recent voting trend in Greece, France and even Germany. But that doesn’t mean that the Irish are enthusiastic adherents of Merkel’s belt-tightening fixation.

Sean Gallup