John Bruton

Former Irish Prime Minister
John Bruton is a former Irish prime minister and an international business leader. He has held a number of posts in the Irish government, including minister for finance; minister for industry and energy; minister for trade, commerce and tourism; and minister for the public service. During his term in the Prime Minister's Office between 1994 and 1997, Bruton was deeply involved in the Northern Irish Peace Process leading up to the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. He served as the European Union ambassador to the United States from 2004 to 2009. Bruton is an adviser to Fair Observer.
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We are Living in an Increasingly Dangerous World…

The former Irish prime minister points out that a supply side shock is causing inflation, leaving central banks and governments with few good options. Increasing funding is the populist choice but is likely to burden future generations. Increasing interest rates is likely to be unpopular. Continue Reading

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Alarm in Ireland About Natural Gas Supplies Next Winter

Ireland could suffer disruption of natural gas supplies next winter because of a potential EU-UK trade war. Demands to throw money at this problem will lead to higher taxes and/or greater debt, hurting the economy and even future generations. To face its challenges, the country needs a dose of realism. Continue Reading

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