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John Bruton 1947-2024: A life given to the service of a people who rarely rated him

Former Taoiseach leaves a powerful legacy of committed service to his country

John Bruton: committed patriot

The death of one of the 15 people to occupy the office of An Taoiseach or before it President of the Free State Executive Council is an important milestone in the history of this still young state.

John Bruton’s death at the age of 76 after a long illness was suitably marked by fitting tributes from across the world of politics and civic life in Ireland last week.

His state funeral yesterday was befitting of ...