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A protester holds a banner reading 'Fianna Fail (Ireland's governing party) Traitors Out now. Elections before negotiations' outside government buildings, Dublin, Ireland, Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. Ireland's banks will be pruned down, merged or sold as part of a massive EU-IMF bailout, the government says as a shellshocked nation comes to grips with its failure to protect its financial institutions. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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A Irish Army Military police officer confronts Sinn Fein protesters who broke through the gates at goverNment buildings, Dublin, Ireland, Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 as they called for the Irish Prime Minister to resign. Ireland's banks will be pruned down, merged or sold as part of a massive EU-IMF bailout, the government says as a shellshocked nation comes to grips with its failure to protect its financial institutions. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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Irish police officers remove Sinn Fein protesters from inside the gates of government buildings in Dublin, Ireland, Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. The Sinn Fein protesters are calling for the Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen to resign over the unfolding financial crisis. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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Newspaper headlines in central Dublin, Ireland, Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. Ireland's banks will be pruned down, merged or sold as part of a massive EU-IMF bailout, the government says as a shellshocked nation comes to grips with its failure to protect its financial institutions. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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Workers put up a sale sign in central Dublin, Ireland, Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. Ireland's banks will be pruned down, merged or sold as part of a massive EU-IMF bailout, the government says as a shellshocked nation comes to grips with its failure to protect its financial institutions. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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A man walks past a mural in South Dublin, Ireland, Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. Ireland's banks will be pruned down, merged or sold as part of a massive EU-IMF bailout taking shape, the government said Monday, as a shell shocked nation came to grips with its failure to protect and revive its banks. Crucially, some experts say the rescue may have come too late to save the next weak link, Portugal, from a similar fate. Ireland's crisis also appears likely to force the early departure of its deeply unpopular government, calling into doubt the credibility of Prime Minister Brian Cowen's four-year austerity plans.(AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, left, and Finance Minister Brian Lenihan speak to the media at the government building in Dublin, Ireland, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. Debt-crippled Ireland formally applied Sunday for a massive EU-IMF loan to stem the flight of capital from its banks, joining Greece in a step unthinkable only a few years ago when Ireland was a booming Celtic Tiger and the economic envy of Europe. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen speaks to the media Friday at the opening of the terminal 2 building at Dublin City Airport. The euro is continuing to rise modestly against the dollar amid hopes of a resolution to Ireland's debt crisis. Ireland appears headed toward taking a loan from the European Union to bolster its debt-crippled banks, helping take the edge off recent fears about the resurgence of Europe's debt troubles. (Associated Press)

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Houses stand vacant Friday in the Castlemoyne development in North Dublin, Ireland. This development is one of the many so-called "ghost estates" that have been been largely abandoned and left unfinished across many parts of Ireland due to the financial crisis which has struck Ireland. (Associated Press)

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Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen arrives at the IBM Smartcamp Global Finals in Dublin, Ireland, on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. Forensic accountants and financial specialists from the EU and IMF landed in Dublin Thursday to identify the size of the hole in state and bank finances and the measures needed to reassure markets that Ireland won't default on debts. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen pauses as he speaks to delegates at the IBM Smartcamp Global Finals in Dublin, Ireland, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. Experts from the EU and IMF landed in Dublin Thursday to identify the size of the hole in state and bank finances and the measures needed to reassure markets that Ireland won't default on debts. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan arrives for a Eurogroup meeting at the EU Council in Brussels, Tuesday Nov. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

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Christine O'Donnell has 10-1 odds against winning the Senate seat in Delaware on Nov. 2, says Ireland-based bookmaker Paddy Power. (Associated Press)

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From the left, Martin Lecane, 45, John Lecane, 55, David Hayes, 38, and Greg Cullagh, 48, from Cork City, Ireland, attend the Buffalo Chip Campground concert as they attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, S.D., Monday Aug. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Steve McEnroe)

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Tiger Woods pauses during a press conference after playing in the JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am at Adare Manor, Limerick, Ireland, Tuesday, July, 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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Visitors attend Mass at St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland. (AP File Photo/Niall Carson-pa)