John Bruton, 1947-2024

It is with deep sadness that we have learned of the passing of John Bruton, our Honorary Board and Academic Council member. 

As Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) in the mid-1990s, he played an integral role in Ireland’s economic renaissance and in furthering peace on the island of Ireland. His political legacy is inseparable from the pivotal role he played in furthering reconciliation in Ireland, resulting in the Good Friday Agreement of 1998.

“We have been deeply blessed and honoured to have known and worked alongside such a genuine and dedicated leader ” said Mikuláš Dzurinda, President of the Martens Centre. “We have lost a true statesman, a tireless advocate for peace, and a dear friend.”

Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.