John Bruton: A life in pictures

Former taoiseach and Fine Gael leader John Bruton has died after a long illness

Former taoiseach John Bruton has died following a long illness. He was 76. He led his Fine Gael party for 11 years, serving as taoiseach from 1994 to 1997 when he led the “rainbow” coalition government of Fine Gael, Labour and Democratic Left. First elected to the Dáil in 1969, Bruton was a TD for Meath.

These photos from The Irish Times archive give an insight into his political life and times.

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