Taoiseach nominates Breen to serve as Chairman of the the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs & Trade

June 17th, 2011 - Pat Breen

7965173Clare Fine Gael Deputy Pat Breen has been nominated by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. to serve as Chairman of one the most important of Oireachtas Committees, the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs & Trade Committee.

Commenting following the announcement Deputy Breen said that “I am privileged to have been nominated by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. to chair this most important of Oireachtas Committees, the Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee.”

“Restoring Ireland’s international reputation is a top priority for our Government; the Taoiseach has entrusted me with the responsibility for driving and formulating Fine Gael policy in this area and I will be working closely with my Labour Government Colleagues, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore and Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan; helping to rebuild international confidence in our Country.”

“As an Island National, Trade is critical to restoring our Country’s economic fortunes. My first priority will be to focus on developing our economic trade. I will be making it clear that the message that Ireland is open for business must be communicated all over the World and that our Corporation Tax rate is not up for discussion.

One of my first tasks as Chairman of the Committee was to welcome the Chinese Delegation led by HE Mr Wang Zhanoguo, at Shannon Airport on Saturday morning last. Mr Wang Zhaoguo, Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People