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  Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia John Bruton -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
John Bruton (born 18 May 1947) was appointed as the ninth Taoiseach (prime minister) of the Republic of Ireland in 1994, at the head of a Fine Gael-Labour-Democratic left Rainbow Coalition.
Bruton's Rainbow Coalition[?] was generally perceived to a good government, with Bruton, who was initially the most unpopular of modern political leaders and whom was meant to have had a bad relationship with Spring, being seen as its star performer.
Bruton, a passionate supporter of European intergration[?], was appointed by Taoiseach Bertie Ahern to be one of Ireland's delegates drafing the proposed constitution for the European Union.
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 MSN Encarta - Multimedia - John Bruton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
John Bruton became prime minister of Ireland in 1994, heading a three-party coalition government.
In 1995 Bruton and British prime minister John Major released a framework for peace negotiations to end the conflict in Northern Ireland.
However, limited success in the negotiations caused Bruton’s popularity to wane, and his coalition failed to win a majority in the June 1997 elections.
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Former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton formally became the EU Commission’s new Ambassador to the United States today when he presented his credentials to President George Bush in a ceremony at the White House.
Before being appointed Ambassador to the United States, John Bruton served as a leading member of the caucus that drafted the first-ever European Constitution that was signed in Rome on October 29 and is now before the 25 EU Member States for ratification.
John Bruton graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Arts degree before studying to become a barrister.
www.eurunion.org /news/press/2004/200400171.htm   (621 words)

 Online NewsHour: Dutch Voters Reject EU Constitution at Polls -- June 1, 2005
JOHN BRUTON: I think what has happened in the European Union is that we have been moving forward quickly with expanding the union admittedly by unanimous agreement from six members originally, now to twenty-five countries.
JOHN BRUTON: In fact, France, by being part of the European Union, is able to play on a much larger stage, is able to influence the actions of 450 million people rather than just the actions of 50 million people.
JOHN BRUTON: Well, in the case of France, the government by the French people agreed to the addition of the ten new members; likewise in the case of the Netherlands.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/europe/jan-june05/eu_6-1.html   (2291 words)

 E-nough!: NYC Letter: Irish Horse Hockey
Bruton will also be disappointed to learn that America is not just big, which he seems to have grasped, but it is a nation unlike any other, a concept inimical to self-important bit players.
In his first 10 months as ambassador, Bruton said, it had become clear that the United States behaved like a 19th-century sovereign state for which multilateralism was "an important tool, but only one of a number of tools," in contrast to EU countries that rarely acted without consultation with their neighbors.
Bruton's remark is all the more ironic as bickering "multilateral" EU gropes its way toward a future located somewhere in the 19th century.
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John Bruton is a former Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), who helped transform the Irish economy into the "Celtic Tiger": one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
John Bruton was also deeply involved in the Northern Irish Peace Process leading to the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.
Before being appointed Ambassador to the United States, John Bruton served as a leading member of the caucus that drafted the first-ever European Constitution that was signed in Rome on October 29, 2004 and is now before the 25 EU Member States for ratification.
www.eurunion.org /welcome/ambassadorscorner/JBbio.html   (361 words)

 Profile: EU's new U.S. envoy John Bruton - (United Press International)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
If Bruton's appointment is confirmed by EU governments, as expected, the Irish parliamentarian will become the first ambassador to be head-hunted from outside the ranks of the Commission.
Despite Bruton's close ties to the Beltway elite, it would be a mistake to paint the Fine Gael politician as an American cheerleader in the mould of British Prime Minister Tony Blair or Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi.
Bruton, who will have 80 EU officials working under him in Washington, is not the sort of man likely to do an impromptu Irish jig on St. Patrick's Day or belt out Irish ballads over a pint of Guinness in a smoky pub.
www.washtimes.com /upi-breaking/20040908-120240-9539r.htm   (888 words)

 Book John Bruton for Event, Meeting, Gala
John Bruton is a former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland (the "Celtic Tiger", one of the fastest growing economies in Europe) and served as President in office of the European Council from June - December 1996.
John Bruton was elected Taoiseach, (Prime Minister) of Ireland in December 1994.
John Bruton has played a key role in the development of the Euro, and both Finance Minister and Prime Minister, in the extraordinary success of the Irish economy.
www.grabow.biz /Speakers/JohnBruton.htm   (521 words)

 Bruton, John on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The President's news conference with Prime Minister John Bruton of Ireland in Dublin.
Remarks prior to discussions with Prime Minister John Bruton of Ireland and an exchange with reporters.
JOHN DECKER Agence France Presse 10-22-2003 California Governor-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger (C) meets with California Legislature leaders in the Capitol office of state Senate Republican leader Jim Brulte, 22 October, 2003, in Sacramento.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/BrutonJ1.asp   (391 words)

 RTE News - Both sides in Fine Gael leadership campaign confident of victory
John Cushnihan has said that he would be supporting the no confidence vote in John Bruton.
The Munster MEP said that, while John Bruton had been an exceptional Taoiseach and always displayed the highest standards of decency and integrity, he had not been able to translate that into being an effective leader of the Opposition.
Mr Bruton has said that the issue had been decided in November and, if it was to be reopened on the basis of one opinion poll, then no future leader of Fine Gael would be secure.
www.rte.ie /news/2001/0129/bruton.html   (1172 words)

 Archontology.org: History of BRUTON, John Gerard: presidents, kings, prime ministers, biography, database   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
John Bruton was educated at Clongowes, University College, Dublin, and King's Inns.
During the General Election of 1992, Bruton suggested the idea of a three-party coalition, but the Labour Party preferred to enter the agreement with Fianna Fáil and Bruton's nomination as Taoiseach failed (14 Dec 1992).
Bruton's term as Taoiseach was marked by sustained growth in the Irish economy and his government promoted and achieved the abolition of the constitutional prohibition against the enactment of divorce legislation.
www.archontology.org /nations/eire/eire_govt/bruton.php   (476 words)

 Fine Gael | Policy / Speeches |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Speech by John Bruton TD, former Taoiseach, at a meeting of the Officer Board of the Meath Constituency Executive of Fine Gael on Monday 8 September 2003 in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan.
Speech by John Bruton TD, member of the Praesidium on the Convention on the Future of Europe at, a conference in Vienna, Austria, sponsored by the Austrian Ministry for the Interior on the theme 'Rethinking Internal Security - Consequences Of The EU Convention' on Tuesday, July 22, 2003
Speech by John Bruton TD, Member of the Praesidium of the Convention on the Future of Europe, at a meeting organised by the Labour Party on its discussion document "Working the Threads" at Monday, June 16, 2003, European Parliament Office, Molesworth Street, Dublin.
www.finegael.ie /fine-Gael-Publications.cfm/start/11/PubCatID/25/action/detail/aid/140   (407 words)

 BBC Online - On The Record - Interviews
BRUTON: It is deeply disappointing that in the middle of that a bomb has been detonated, lives have been taken and we extend our sympathy to those who have lost their lives.
BRUTON: The position is, as I understand it, that the IRA uses violence to support the political programme of Sinn Fein.
BRUTON: I believe that Sinn Fein and the IRA, who are part of the Republican Movement, who represent a point of view, a very strongly held point of view, who represent people who have suffered immeasurably over many years in Northern Ireland.
www.bbc.co.uk /otr/intext95-96/Bruton11.2.96.html   (2046 words)

 EU ambassador cites closer ties with US - The Boston Globe
When he was prime minister of Ireland in the mid-1990s, John Bruton presided over an economy whose double-digit annual growth was the envy of Europe.
Bruton says Bush warmly embraced not only the European Commission president, Jose Manuel Barrosoof Portugal, who supported the Iraq war, but also Jean-Claude Juncker, the prime minister of Luxembourg who was European Council president at the time and who opposed the war.
Bruton said the rift on Iraq, in both its suddenness and perceived scope, was as much a function of different policy-making systems as political or ideological differences.
www.boston.com /news/world/articles/2005/10/29/eu_ambassador_cites_closer_ties_with_us?page=1   (900 words)

 John Bruton --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Bruton was educated at Clongowes Wood College and then studied economics at University College and law at King's Inns in Dublin, qualifying as a barrister in 1970.
He joined the Fine Gael party in 1965, and he was elected to the Dáil (lower house of Parliament) for Meath, where he farmed, in 1969.
Learn about the Presidency of John Adams, who was the second man to hold the office of U.S. President and the first to occupy the newly constructed White House.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9002409   (720 words)

 ManattJones : Press Release
Bruton is an international strategic consultant who focuses on business facilitation with U.S. corporations overseas, and assists foreign corporations and governments in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere in the United States.
Bruton worked for 30 years for the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico as Executive Vice President and CEO, overseeing the Chamber’s offices in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey.
Bruton was active in the successful promotion of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with both the U.S. and Mexican private and public sectors, coordinating the efforts of the American Business Presence in Mexico in its dealings with both the Mexican and U.S. governments.
www.manattjones.com /press/pr20050201.htm   (489 words)

 ManattJones Bio : John M. Bruton
Bruton serves as the Senior Managing Director of ManattJones' Mexico City office and as an international strategic consultant.
Bruton was active in fomenting trade and investment policies and coordinating high-level discussions with government and private-sector officials from Mexico and the United States as well as the representatives of the Chamber.
Bruton was active in the successful promotion of the concept of a North American Free Trade Agreement with both the U.S. and Mexican private and public sectors, coordinating the efforts of the American Business Presence in Mexico in its dealings with both the Mexican and U.S. governments.
www.manattjones.com /bios/bruton_john.html   (370 words)

 Minutes of Talk with John Bruton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
John chose to deviate from that and instead chose to give an overview of how the EU began, and how it works.
John thinks, contrary to popular belief it could actually work to smaller countries advantage, as they are perceived as being less threatening.
John thinks the initial rejection was the worrying thing.
homepage.eircom.net /~yfgmaynooth/europeminutes.htm   (396 words)

 Bruton / Brewton DNA Study - Family Project Website
Benjamin Bruton is later documented south of Edgecombe County in Johnston County in 1747 and in later records for that area that became Dobbs County in 1759.
The surprise is Jesse Bruton of Greene County, NC, who we have assumed was a descendant of the Brutons of Dobbs County, North Carolina.
However, given the large number of Bruton families in Gloucestershire in the 1600s and early 1700s, it may still be possible that our Brutons have their origins there.
www.familytreedna.com /(rioen0y102g3hpn14qhply55)/public/BrutonBrewtonDNAStudy/index.aspx   (2941 words)

 Bruton, John. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Bruton was first elected to the Irish parliament in 1969 and during the 1970s served as a junior minister.
Firmly opposed to the IRA, he suggested that only a majority vote by Ulster could lead to its incorporation into Ireland.
In 1995, Bruton successfully campaigned for constitutional changes allowing divorce in the Irish Republic.
www.bartleby.com /65/br/BrutonJ.html   (179 words)

 RTE News - Bruton resigns after parliamentary party vote
Fine Gael leader, John Bruton, has resigned after the parliamentary party passed a motion of no confidence in him.
A drawn and emotional John Bruton said that he was happy to accept this democratic decision.
The party chairman said that the defeated leader had accepted the result with the dignity that was to be expected of such an exemplary figure.
www.rte.ie /news/2001/0131/bruton.html   (819 words)

 Kilbride GFC - Match Reports 2005 - Gaelic Football Club in County Meath.
John Bruton was a very effective ball carrier and it was one of his passes that led to the ball dropping in around the square, from where David Harford passed to Dermot White who squeezed the ball home.
Kilbride were having difficulty in getting the ball up the hill to their forwards and the pressure told just before half time as a slick move ended in a goal after a fine Emmet Farrell save rebounded to a Ballinabrackey forward who rattled the onion sack.
John Smith and Paddy O'Neill were very industrious at the back, with John Bruton exerting a fair influence at Midfield.
kilbridegfc.com /matchreports.htm   (781 words)

 EUROPEAN UNION / On the Record: John Bruton
John Bruton, who oversaw a rapid period of growth in Ireland as its prime minister in the mid-1990s, is now the European Union's ambassador to the United States.
A onetime political wunderkind who was elected to the Irish Parliament at age 22, Bruton is the point man for the EU's 25-member nations in Washington.
Q: U.S. Secretary of Treasury John Snow has suggested that Europeans and others in the world are not consuming enough, which slows world growth.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/10/30/BUGH5FFC4G1.DTL&type=printable   (3365 words)

 State of Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
John Bruton is the new European Union Ambassador to the United States.
A former Prime Minister of Ireland, Bruton was first elected to the Irish Parliament in 1969 at the age of twenty-two as a member of the Fine Gael Party, becoming the party leader in 1990 and leading it to victory four years later.
Bruton served as a leading member of the caucus that drafted the first-ever European Constitution.
www.wfpl.org /soa_archive_march82005.htm   (686 words)

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The Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and his Irish counterpart, John Bruton, have held their first meeting in London.
Their talks, initiated by Mr Bruton, were aimed at revitalising the Northern Ireland peace process.
Stressing the need for an IRA ceasefire, Mr Bruton noted with satisfaction the importance attached to Northern Ireland by the new Labour government.
www.bbc.co.uk /election97/news/0508/talks.htm   (724 words)

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