Pat Breen

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Pat Breen
TD
Pat Breen 2013.jpg
Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection
Assumed office
20 June 2017
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
Preceded by New office
Minister of State for Employment and Small Business
In office
19 May 2016 – 20 June 2017
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Preceded by Ged Nash
Succeeded by Office abolished
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
May 2002
Constituency Clare
Personal details
Born (1957-03-21) 21 March 1957 (age 61)
Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Spouse(s) Ann McInerney (m. 1993)
Children 2
Alma mater Limerick Institute of Technology
Website Official website

Patrick Breen (born 21 March 1957) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection since June 2017. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Clare constituency since the 2002 general election. He previously served as Minister of State for Employment and Small Business from 2016 to 2017.[1]

Having been a member of Clare County Council and the Vocational Educational Committee from June 1999 to May 2002, Breen was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2002 general election.[2] 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.

In May 2016, he was appointed Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, until he was appointed Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection in June 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Pat Breen". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Pat Breen". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 

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Oireachtas
Preceded by
Donal Carey
(Fine Gael)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Clare
2002–present
Incumbent