One of the big “event risks” in the coming weeks is the Irish election. On March 11, voters will form a new government, and nobody knows how the new leadership will behave towards banks/the rest of the EU/etc.
In the meantime, current Taoiseach Brian Cowen is stepping down as leaders of his party Fianna Fail for the purpose of letting his party have a new leader in the new election.
Cowen is intensely unpopular, though he did survive a no-confidence vote earlier this week.
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