|Clare County Councillor|
|Constituency||Milltown Malbay / Ennis|
May 2002 – May 2007
23 May 1945 |
County Clare, Ireland
|Fianna Fáil (until 2000)|
He was a SIPTU shop steward in De Beers in Shannon. Originally a Fianna Fáil councillor he left the party in 2000. Breen was elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2002 general election. He joined the left wing Technical group which was set up to gain Dáil speaking time for independent, Sinn Féin and Socialist Party TDs . Breen narrowly lost his seat to Joe Carey of Fine Gael by 456 votes at the 2007 general election.
At the 2009 local elections he topped the poll in the Ennis West electoral area for Clare County Council. He again stood as an independent candidate at the 2011 general election for the Clare constituency but was again defeated on the last count, this time by Timmy Dooley by 1,501 votes.