Irish lawmakers yesterday passed the initial vote on Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan' 6 billion euro budged.

Lenihan said that the plan for 2011 is the first step to get the nation back firmly on its own feet, where the Parliament in Dublin yesterday passed the initial voting on the budget. The government is still pressured to pass the legislation in order to secure the 85 billion euro bailout need to stabilize the financial sector and prevent default.