Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection
Pat Breen TD was appointed Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection on 20 June 2017 having previously served as Minister for Employment and Small Business since 19 May 2016.
Pat was first elected to Dail Eireann in 2002 and was successfully reelected in 2007 and 2011. He served as Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade from 22 June 2011 to 3 February 2016.
Prior to Pat’s election to Dail Eireann, he was a member of Clare County Council from June 1999 to 2002.