Yes Brian has the law on his side, he is 'legally' entitled to lead this country until July,2012. However is he morally and democratically justified in this position as most opinion polls show a large swing for oposition parties? Within a democracy should the leader not have to listen to voters opinions?
As it were, BC was not elected as Taoiseach (God love the poor sheep in this country, they voted for a horse gambling, cupboard sitting man without a bank a/c (one has to wonder if his crystal ball told him what would happen to those banks)) . Rather he took office as the MoF, ie a Dept that should have been working towards keeping our finances in order rather than destroying them!
Gordon Brown in Britain had the decency to hold his hands up and call a GE as that was what his people wanted. Our government appears to be fast enough at giving us a second chance to 'get a referendum right' to suit the EU ie anyone remember the Nice and Lisbon treaties?? How about the government listens to it's own people for once?