Debt-hit Ireland Faces Toughest Budget Cuts In History

DUBLIN — Debt-struck Ireland braced for the painful details Tuesday of the toughest budget in its history, a condition for receiving a massive international bailout.Finance Minister Brian Lenihan’s 2011 budget is being unveiled and vot…

DUBLIN — Debt-struck Ireland braced for the painful details Tuesday of the toughest budget in its history, a condition for receiving a massive international bailout.

Finance Minister Brian Lenihan’s 2011 budget is being unveiled and voted on Tuesday night in parliament as protesters gather in exceptional snow and ice outside.

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