Thursday February 20, 2020

The Education Minister: What Richard did next

Richard Bruton is full of ideas for the sector. Those ideas could put him on a collision course with the unions

4th September, 2016
Richard Bruton Pic: Bryan Meade

This time six years ago, Richard Bruton had just been sacked as Fine Gael’s finance spokesperson. His standing in the party had been damaged – irreparably, some felt – by his attempt to oust Enda Kenny.

Bruton’s political career seemed destined to end on the sidelines. But sometimes you catch a break.

When the last government took office, Bruton was made minister for jobs and given responsibility for spearheading Fine Gael...

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