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Former Taoiseach John Bruton dies

Former Taoiseach John Bruton dies

Former Taoiseach John Bruton has died aged 76.

Mr Bruton was Taoiseach from 1994 until 1997.

In a family statement, it was announced that he “died peacefully in the Mater Private Hospital in Dublin, surrounded by his loving family, early this morning following a long illness”.

“He was a good husband, a good father and a true patriot,” the statement added.

John Major and Taoiseach John Bruton pictured in 1996
Pic: PA

“We will miss him greatly.

“John is survived by his wife, 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 extended family.”

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