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Resignation Of Fine Gael Leader Mr John Bruton

EDM number 345 in 2000-01, proposed by Harry Barnes on 13/02/2001.

That this House notes with regret the resignation of Mr John Bruton TD, the leader of the Fine Gael Opposition Party in the Irish Dail; believes that Mr Bruton's principled respect for good relations and equality with unionists in Northern Ireland during his 10 year tenure as Fine Gael Leader, including his period as Taoiseach from 1995 to 1997, made a considerable impact on the peace process; further believes that Mr Bruton had demonstrated what the Irish writer, Eoghan Harris calls 'Good Authority', which is the act of putting yourself in one's enemies' shoes and leading one's own followers away from their prejudices; and urges the media to pay more attention to the internal political dynamics of the Republic of Ireland, which is one of our closest neighbours and with which we have so much shared history as well as considerable cultural connections, and whose internal politics affect those of Northern Ireland.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Harry Barnes13/02/2001North East DerbyshireLabourProposed
Stephen Pound14/02/2001Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell14/02/2001Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Terry Davis14/02/2001Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
John D Taylor14/02/2001StrangfordUUPSigned
Eric Illsley15/02/2001Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara15/02/2001Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley15/02/2001Worthing WestConservativeSigned
John McDonnell27/02/2001Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alan Simpson28/02/2001Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Norman Godman28/02/2001Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Frank Cook28/02/2001Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Tony Clarke28/02/2001Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin01/03/2001Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Bill Etherington05/03/2001Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Mike Gapes13/03/2001Ilford SouthLabour Co-operativeSigned
Edward O'Hara14/03/2001Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Chris Ruane15/03/2001Vale of ClwydLabourSigned

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