This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 19 °C Monday 22 July, 2019
Advertisement

Poll: Has President Michael D Higgins crossed the line by criticising Europe?

Some believe the president has overstepped the remit of his office by criticising EU austerity policies in an interview with the Financial Times.

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

PRESIDENT MICHAEL D HIGGINS has criticsed Europe and its austerity policies. He warned that the European Union must massively overhaul its economic model and reform the European Central Bank – or face the loss of its legitimacy.

The President has come under some criticism for the remarks he made in an interview with the Financial Times, as some people believe he has overstepped the remit of his office. However, he defends himself in The Sunday Independent by saying that he doesn’t “interfere on a matter of legislation”.

Ministers Pat Rabbitte and Leo Varadkar have come out in support of his stance on austerity, but what do you think?

Has President Michael D Higgins crossed the line by criticising Europe and its austerity policies?


Poll Results:

No (3615)
I don't know (3429)
Yes (290)



  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Amy Croffey

Read next:

COMMENTS (125)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel