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Former Taoiseach John Bruton has died, following a protracted sickness, aged 76.
In an announcement, Mr Bruton’s household mentioned: “It’s with deep disappointment we want to announce the loss of life of former Taoiseach John Bruton.
“He died peacefully within the Mater Personal Hospital in Dublin, surrounded by his loving household, early this morning following a protracted sickness.
“He was husband, father and a real patriot. We are going to miss him tremendously.
“John is survived by his spouse, 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 prolonged household.”
Mr Bruton was born in Dublin on 18 Could 1947.
He was elected to the Dáil to symbolize Meath in 1969.
Mr Bruton was Taoiseach from 1994 to 1997 when he led the rainbow coalition authorities of Advantageous Gael, Labour and Democratic Left.
He was chief of Advantageous Gael from 1990 to 31 January, 2001.
He was re-elected to the Dáil in Could 2002 and resigned his seat on 31 October, 2004, and was appointed because the EU Ambassador to the USA the next month.
Advantageous Gael TD for Donegal Joe McHugh shared a tribute at present, saying: “John was the Chief of the Advantageous Gael Get together after I got here into politics in 1999. He was at all times very supportive and inspiring and conscious of the work I used to be concerned within the peace and reconciliation facet. He was at all times very inquisitive concerning the cross-border work that I used to be concerned in.
“He was very light and he had an incredible curiosity and was a dedicated and artistic political thinker.
“After he stepped down as Chief of the Get together, he was nonetheless very energetic inside the Parliamentary Get together and he continued to advertise and affect coverage.
“He represented the European Union in Washington as EU Ambassador to the USA and he introduced his political expertise to the world stage.
“He was at all times very affable and interesting in dialog and was regularly new methods to create a greater society and a greater Eire.
“Mo chomhbhrón lena bhean chéile Finola agus a chlann, agus lena dheartháir Richard, a dheirfiúr Mary agus leis an teaghlach uilig. Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam uasal.”
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