Poll nerves for Irish government
The grip on power of the Irish Republic's coalition government looks set to slip further as a by-election gets under way in County Donegal.
Fianna Fail, along with its allies, can muster a majority of only three seats, just months, or possibly weeks, before an expected general election.
Its candidate in Donegal faces a tough challenge from Sinn Fein.
The party hopes to pass an austerity budget next month, having agreed to a massive international bail-out.
25 Nov 2010