Los Angeles Times

Ireland requests bailout

A person withdrawals money from a AIB Bank Automated Teller Machine in Dublin, Ireland November 21, 2010. Allied Irish Banks was rocked Friday as it revealed customer deposits have plunged 13 billion euros (17.8 billion dollars) since January and said ongoing EU/IMF bailout talks could affect its future. European Union finance ministers will address Sunday night an imminent bailout request from Ireland after the government in Dublin began discussing a recommendation to call for aid, diplomats told AFP. Photo by Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images