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John Bruton was the Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) during 1994-1997. He served as EU Ambassador to the US (2004-2009), and is a former Vice President of the EPP. Bruton held a number of ministries in the Irish government, including Minister of Finance, Minister of Industry, Trade, Commerce and Tourism. He graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and politics in 1968 before studying to become a barrister. He was called to the Bar of Ireland in 1972. He holds Honorary Degrees from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, the National University of Ireland and the University of Missouri.
More by John Bruton
Questions for Germany on EU’s Russia strategy
In the Media
25 Feb 2021
Increasing our firepower: Where can the EU find the ammunition to fight a Coronavirus induced economic slump?
07 Apr 2020
Brexit out of the box
28 Feb 2017
Now what? Post-Brexit trade scenarios for the UK
27 Jun 2016
Why I believe the UK should stay in the EU
02 Jun 2016
Eve of Irish election prognosis
25 Feb 2016
David Cameron and the courage of real reform
15 Feb 2016
29 Jan 2016
How difficult will it be to keep the UK in the EU?
13 Nov 2015
The challenges that the EU must meet today
26 Oct 2015
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