The real test of Irish sentiment toward the monarchs comes in May during the first royal visit to the Republic of Ireland since its independence from Britain in 1920.
Ireland's new leaders have few options in reversing the downward spiral of debt and joblessness.
Stock market in Britain, Germany are down, while futures point to dip at open of US stock market.
Riders in the Pro Stock class cross the starting line during the East Coast SnoCross at Rockingham Park, Saturday, in Salem, N.H.
The leader of Ireland's center-right Fine Gael party, Enda Kenny, says his party has won a 'massive endorsement' to govern after Friday's election.
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.
Ireland is poised for a major shift toward more conservative government at the polls today, spurred by a financial crisis that has left it with enormous debt, a housing bust, and high unemployment.
Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen resigned as party leader, the ruling coalition collapsed, and six ministers quit. Some say the volatile week may actually help the country get back on its feet.
The budget unveiled yesterday proposes tax increases and spending cuts across all sectors of Irish society.
The Irish government says a $112.5 billion bailout will come with a 5.8 percent interest rate. The public appears unhappy with the bailout, but uncertain where to direct its anger.