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Richard Bruton

Member of the Däil Eireann

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.


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.


Roman Catholic.


Irish Economics Association.


  • Other Interests

    Running, swimming, tennis.


Spouse Susan Meehan, 1982. Children: two son, one d.