Pat Breen

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Pat Breen
Pat Breen 2013.jpg
Breen in 2013
Minister of State for Employment and
Small Business
Assumed office
19 May 2016
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Preceded by Ged Nash
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
May 2002
Constituency Clare
Personal details
Born (1957-03-21) 21 March 1957 (age 60)
Ennis, Clare, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Spouse(s) Ann McInerney
Children 2
Alma mater Limerick Institute of Technology

Pat Breen (born 21 March 1957) is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Clare constituency since 2002.[1]

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.[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.


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

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Preceded by
Donal Carey
(Fine Gael)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Clare