Former Taoiseach John Bruton has died aged 76

Former Taoiseach John Bruton has passed away at the age of 76.

John acted as Taoiseach between 1994 to 1997.

In a statement released on Tuesday, his family said: “It is with deep sadness we wish to announce the death of former Taoiseach John Bruton.

“He died peacefully in the Mater Private Hospital in Dublin, surrounded by his loving family, early this morning following a long illness. He was a good husband, a good father and a true patriot. We will miss him greatly.

“John is survived by his wife, Finola, son Matthew and daughters; Juliana, Emily and Mary-Elizabeth, grandchildren, sons-in-law, his brother, Richard and sister, Mary, nieces, nephews, many cousins and extended family.”


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John led the coalition between Fine Gael, Labour and Democratic Left.

He was re-elected to the Dáil in May 2002 and resigned his seat in 2004.

He was then appointed as the EU Ambassador to the United States just one month after resigning.

Rest in peace.


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