President Michael D Higgins has weighed in on the political debate on the Eurozone crisis.
He has criticised the response of European leaders and the European Central Bank, in an interview with the Financial Times.
In a speech to the European Parliament last month, President Michael D Higgins outlined some of his concerns about Europe.
He said European citizens were threatened with an unconscious drift to disharmony and called for moral courage among its leaders.
And now, in an interview with the Financial Times, President Higgins has gone a step further, and has criticised the European response to the debt crisis.
He says EU leaders have failed to break the link between bank and sovereign debt which he says would be an immense benefit to growth.
And he calls for a radical rethink of how EU leaders are handling the eurozone crisis.