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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Thrones star Liam Cunningham and ex-rugby ace Trevor Horgan slam Government

Former Irish Rugby international Trevor Hogan speaks at the Solidarity for Greece protest at the Central Bank
Former Irish Rugby international Trevor Hogan speaks at the Solidarity for Greece protest at the Central Bank

The Irish Government's role in the Greek eurozone crisis is pathetic, superficial and short-sighted, according to former international rugby player Trevor Hogan.

Hogan is a staunch campaigner for the Greek Solidarity Campaign (GSC) and thinks the Government should have supported a debt write-down.

The 35-year old isn't the only well-known Irish person criticising the role of the coalition, with Game of Thrones star, Liam Cunningham also posting his views on Twitter.

"Having done a great job stealing from the poor and giving it to the rich, it's great to see Enda helping to do the same to Greece," said Cunningham.

"There has been a coup in Greece but at least they put up a fight. Unlike the Leinster House traitors who handed over our keys."

Hogan told the Herald that Enda Kenny and his Cabinet "lack any moral courage" and are afraid any deal that would benefit Greece, would be damaging for their upcoming election campaign.

"It's absolutely heartbreaking to see Ireland's role in all of this. The most critical countries of Greece - Ireland, Portugal and Italy - were the most indebted countries in the EU.

"They should have stood alongside Greece, but instead they were actually one of their biggest enemies in the negotiations," he said.

Hogan, who played for both Leinster and Munster, said that the Government were only ever interested in domestic political point scoring when they met EU leaders on the Greek crisis.

"Given the situation we were put in, it's very superficial and short-sighted of the Irish Government to try to bury Greece with austerity," said Hogan.

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