John Bruton on his Faith
John Bruton, who served as Taoiseach from 1994 to 1997, was one of the youngest every members of the Dáil – elected at only 22. Educated in Clongowes Wood College, he says that his education there gave him a good formation in his Catholic Faith, and that his time in politics thought him about compromise and seeing the perspective of others.
Since November 2011, he has acted as an advisor to Fair Observer focusing mainly on the areas of politics, finance and economics as well as on issues pertaining to Europe. He was also a leading voice for the No vote in the abortion referendum.
He talks with Conor Deane about how his Faith grew over the years, the future of religious education in Ireland and how he was disappointed, but not surprised by the referendum result.