John Bruton is an Irish politician who served as Taoiseach of Ireland from 1994 to 1997 and is now an esteemed political speaker with Champions.
The Dunboyne-born politician helped transform the Irish economy into the “Celtic Tiger,” when it became, for a period of 12 years, one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
In the year before he took office, the Irish economy grew by 2.7%, but during his time as Taoiseach it grew at an annual average rate of 8.7%, peaking at 11.1% in 1997.
John was also deeply involved in the Northern Irish Peace Process, leading to the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, under whose terms a conflict of allegiances dating back to the seventeenth century was resolved.
While Prime Minister, he presided over a successful Irish EU Presidency in 1996 and helped finalize the Stability and Growth Pact, which governs the management of the single European currency, the Euro.
Prior to his appointment as Ireland’s prime minister, John was a minister under two taoisigh, Liam Cosgrave and Garret FitzGerald and held a number of the top posts in Irish government, including Minister for Finance and Minister for Industry, Trade, Commerce and Tourism.
Following the end of his spell as Taoiseach, he remained leader of Fine Gael party until 2001, and continued to serve as the delegate for Meath in the Irish lower house for a further three years.
Following his retirement from Irish politics, John became European Union Ambassador to the United States from 2004 to 2009, speaking before Congress, working alongside two Presidents and addressing the heads of state for Canada, Japan, China and Korea.
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