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Irish voters to pile more pressure on Cowan

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Irish voters to pile more pressure on Cowan

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Voting in the European and local elections is underway in Ireland where the government is widely expected to bear the brunt of public anger over the economy.

Some analysts are predicting a collapse in the vote of the ruling Fianna Fail party, an outcome that would pile pressure on Prime Minister Brian Cowan to step down. Many accuse the government of failing to protect the country from the global recession. The opposition Fine Gael party is expected to be the main beneficiary.