Voters prepare to cast their ballots in the Irish general election at St. Patrick's National School in Castlebar, Ireland, on Feb. 25. The election has been dominated by debate on how to rebuild an economy brought low by the collapse of a property boom, which in turn led to a bailout of Ireland's banks. Unemployment has soared to more than 13 percent. Peter Morrison/AP
A Sinn Fein Election poster hangs on a telegraph pole near the village of Dungloe, Ireland, on Feb. 23. Peter Morrison/AP
Fine Gael Party leader Enda Kenny arrives to cast his vote in the Irish General Election at St. Patrick's Boys National School in Castlebar, Ireland, on Feb. 25. Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
Election workers wait for voters in Castlebar, Ireland, on Feb. 25. Peter Morrison/AP
Leader of Sinn Fein Gerry Adams speaks to the media after casting his vote in Ravensdale, Ireland, on Feb. 25. Darren Staples/Reuters
A man protests outside the Department of the Taoiseach in Dublin on Feb. 24. Friday's election is the first in Europe to be dominated by the region's debt crisis and Irish voters are itching to dump the ruling Fianna Fail party, which many accuse of mishandling the banking crisis that brought the once lauded 'Celtic Tiger' economy to its knees. Darren Staples/Reuters
Nuns leave a polling station after voting in the village of Knock, Ireland, on Feb. 25. Ireland's government braced itself for a heavy defeat Friday as voters went to the polls enraged about public service cuts, higher taxes, soaring unemployment, and the country's embarrassing bailout. Peter Morrison/AP
Ireland's Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore casts his vote in the Irish general election in Dublin on Feb. 25. Voters in the Irish Republic were going to the polls in the most eagerly anticipated election in decades. Almost 3.2 million voters will cast their ballots, with 550 plus candidates running in 43 constituencies for 166 seats. Julien Behal-pa/AP
Election posters line the lamp posts outside the Department of the Taoiseach in Dublin, Ireland, on Feb. 24. Darren Staples/Reuters
Voters leave a polling station after casting their vote in the Irish general election in the village of Knock, Ireland, on Feb. 25. Peter Morrison/AP
The International Civil Aviation Organization has called only the second high-level safety meeting in its history after a disastrous year in aviation safety.
ByJoan Lowy, Associated Press
Government and aviation industry officials from dozens of countries are meeting in Montreal this week to try to find consensus on how to keep from losing airliners like the one that vanished without a trace in Asia and another shot down in Eastern Europe.