Speakers

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Minister of Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton TD

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Richard Bruton TD was re-appointed Minister of Education and Skills on 15 June 2017.  He was first was appointed Minister of Education and Skills on 6 May 2016.  He previously served as Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation from March 2011 to May 2016.

Minister Bruton was first elected to Dáil Éireann for Dublin North Central in 1982. He has served a number of terms as a member of Dublin City Council.

Minister Bruton was Minister for Enterprise and Employment from 1994-1997 when 1,000 jobs a week were being created in Ireland.

He previously served as Minister of State at the Department of Industry and Commerce, 1986-87.

Minister Bruton worked as an economist before entering politics in the private sector and with the ESRI. He acted as Policy Director for Fine Gael and authored numerous policy papers on finance, education, employment, and the public service, including Fine Gael’s “Reinventing Government” to reform politics and reinvent the public service.

Richard is married to Susan Meehan and they have four children.