James Breen

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James Breen
Clare County Councillor
Assumed office
June 2009
Constituency Ennis
In office
Constituency Milltown Malbay / Ennis
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2002 – May 2007
Constituency Clare
Personal details
Born (1945-05-23) 23 May 1945 (age 72)
County Clare, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Independent
Other political
Fianna Fáil (until 2000)
Spouse(s) Eileen Breen
Website www.james-breen.com

James Breen (born 23 May 1945) is an Irish independent politician. He is a former Teachta Dála (TD) for the Clare constituency.[1]

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.[2] 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.


  1. ^ "Mr. James Breen". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "James Breen". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 

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