Economic Woes Dominate Run-up To Ireland's Election 04:39
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Irish Police officer Ronan McNamara, right,  and Hugh O' Donald Presiding Officer leave the polling station with the ballot box after voting on Inishfree Island off the coast of Donegal, Ireland, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.  Islanders around Ireland voted Wednesday in the General Election with the Irish mainland due to vote on Friday.  (AP)
Irish Police officer Ronan McNamara, right, and Hugh O' Donald Presiding Officer leave the polling station with the ballot box after voting on Inishfree Island off the coast of Donegal, Ireland, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Islanders around Ireland voted Wednesday in the General Election with the Irish mainland due to vote on Friday. (AP)

In Ireland, unemployment is above 13 percent, taxpayers are now bank owners, the value of the family home has plummeted and the nation is in hock to the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. So it's no wonder every party campaigning in Ireland's national election tomorrow is promising change.

The BBC's Dublin reporter Ken Murray joins us from Dublin to preview the voting.

This segment aired on February 24, 2011.

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