"The consequences of not passing. would be disastrous for Ireland ." Sounding like a congressman...

|By:, SA News Editor

"The consequences of not passing... would be disastrous for Ireland ..." Sounding like a congressman who gave the deciding 'yea' on TARP, independent MP Brian Lowry gives Irish PM Cowen the vote needed to pass the austerity budget required by the EU/IMF. The euro is at $1.3316, 65 pips off the day's low.