What do you do as an ex Taoiseach? John Bruton got busy. He worked as EU Ambassador to the USA, vice president of the EPP, and is today Chairman of IFSC Ireland. He also made time to reflect on and observe domestic politics, the Irish economy, and the ongoing necessity for reconciliation between not only our two main traditions on this island but also between the constitutional nationalist tradition and the republican tradition. The future of the EU and its place in the world, personal Faith in the public sphere, and the global environment have also been major concerns.
This book gathers some of the opinions and ideas of John Bruton from 2010 to 2015 first delivered as speeches, articles, and blogs, and presents them as a contribution to our ongoing public debate on Europe, World Affairs, the Centenary of Commemorations, the Economy, Religion, and the Environment. Included are a selection of Book Reviews which give people a further insight into the man who served us as a Minister, leader of Fine Gael, and Taoiseach.