Pat Breen, TD- Minister of State with special responsibility for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection

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    Pat Breen is Minister of State across the Departments of Enterprise and Innovation, the Department of Employment and Social Protection, the Department of the Taoiseach, and the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection. He was previously appointed Minister of State for Employment and Small Business in May 2016. He was  first elected to Dail in 2002 and was successfully re-elected in May 2007 with an increased mandate. In the General Election 2011, Pat Breen topped the poll in the Clare Constituency with 9,855 first preference votes, the highest vote ever achieved by a Fine Gael Candidate in County Clare.

    In June 2011, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny appointed Pat as Chairman of the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs & Trade Committee.

    Prior to this Pat has served in various portfolios for Fine Gael since he was first elected. He was Fine Gael’s Spokesperson on Overseas Aid & Human Rights in the 30th Dail and served as Chairman of the Dail’s Sub-Committee on Overseas Aid prior to the General Election. Pat has also served as his Party’s Deputy Spokesperson on Transport and Enterprise, Trade and Employment with special responsibility for small business. He has served on a number of Dail Committees including the prestigious Dail European Affairs Committee, the Oireachtas Transport Committee, the Privileges and Procedures Committee, the House Services Committee and the Committee on Enterprise and Small Business.

 

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