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Richard Bruton

Richard BRUTON, Irish Member of the Dáil Eireann. Irish Economics Association.


  • BRUTON, Richard was born on March 15, 1953 in Dublin, Ireland. Parents: Joseph Bruton and Doris Bruton.

  • Education

    • Belvedere College, Dublin. Clongowes Wood College. University College, Dublin.

      Nuffield College, Oxford, United Kingdom, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy, economics. Spoken languages: French.


    • Elected Member of Parliament, since 1981, minister of state, department industry and commerce, 1986-1987. Fine Gael front bench spokesperson energy and communications, 1987-1989. Fine Gael front bench spokesperson energy & natural resource, 1989-1990.

      Fine Gael front bench spokesperson on health, 1990-1992. Fine Gael front bench spokesperson on employment, 1992-1993. Front bench spokesperson on enterprise and employment, 1993-1994.

      Member Dublin City Council, 1991-1994. Minister of enterprise and employment, 1994-1997. Spokesperson in education, since 1998.


    • Co-author, Irish Economy, 1975. Irish Public Debt, 1979. Co-author, Drainage Policy In Ireland, 1982.

      Fine Gael: White Paper On Energy, 1988, Broadcasting Policy for the 1990s, 1988, Telecommunications Policy, 1989, Energy Conservation, 1989. Energy and the Environment, 1991. Coherent Policy for People with A Disability, 1992.

      The Jobs Economy, 1992.


    Party affiliation: Fine Gael


    Roman Catholic.


    Irish Economics Association.



    Running, swimming, tennis.


    • Spouse Susan Meehan, 1982. Children: two son, one d.
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    Born March 15, 1953
    (age 64)