General election is needed now
Published 09/10/2010 | 05:00
Before it's too late, a general election must be held in order to ensure that the country and Dail will fully support the austerity measures needed to get us out of the grips of the IMF.
There is a golden opportunity to do this now while we have suspended going to the bond markets.
In the event of the electorate opting for a national government, the President or a body like the Council of State could preside over the selection of a Cabinet. Ministers should have a competent understanding of their brief.