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Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, right, arrives at Aras an Uachtarain, Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 the official residence of the President of Ireland to sign a request for Proclamation of Dissolution of the Irish Parliament. Ireland's parliament is being dissolved Tuesday for a long-awaited election, Prime Minister Brian Cowen announced in a farewell address tinged with regret over the nation's plunge to the brink of bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, right, arrives at Aras an Uachtarain, Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 the official residence of the President of Ireland to sign a request for Proclamation of Dissolution of the Irish Parliament. Ireland's parliament is being dissolved Tuesday for a long-awaited election, Prime Minister Brian Cowen announced in a farewell address tinged with regret over the nation's plunge to the brink of bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison) AP