Breen in 2013
|Minister of State for Employment and
19 May 2016
|Preceded by||Ged Nash|
21 March 1957 |
Ennis, Clare, Ireland
|Political party||Fine Gael|
|Alma mater||Limerick Institute of Technology|
Having been a member of Clare County Council and the Vocational Educational Committee from June 1999 to 2002, Breen was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2002 general election. He is the Chairman of the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee and is deputy leader of the Irish Delegation to the Council of Europe.
Breen has previously served as previously the Fine Gael deputy spokesperson on Foreign Affairs with special responsibility for Human Rights and Overseas Development Aid; and deputy spokesperson on Transport and Enterprise, and Enterprise, Trade and Employment with special responsibility for Small Business. He has also served as a member of the Oireachtas Transport Committee, the Privileges and Procedures Committee, the House Services Committee and the Committee on Enterprise and Small Business.
|Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Clare