Over 100,000 Irish working people turned out in freezing conditions in Dublin on Saturday to show their total opposition to the EU/IMF-led austerity measures.
"The whole point of the bailout is to institute massive structural adjustment. It's an example of monopoly finance capital effectively running the country," he said.
Labelling the EU a "bankocracy," he added: "The banks are ruling the state - all in line with EU rules and policies.
"Ireland is being sacrificed on the alter of the eurozone - it will not end with Ireland. The overarching objective of the EU is to hand over power from people to the finance capital."
How Tom Clarke, Arthur Griffith, James Connolly and Eamon De Valera must be turning in their graves.