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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)


Lieutenant Colonel Jim Breen


Lt. Col. Jim Breen,
former Army Press Officer,
served in the Defence Forces 1939-1974

Lt. Col Jim Breen was a former press spokesman and publicity officer in the Dept. of Finance. During his term as senior press officer at Army Hqrs he becamne well known and popular with journalists throughout the country. He also served a term as Personal Staff Officer to the then adjutant general Maj. General James Flynn. a Portlaoise man. Because of his wide experienced press relations he was secunded as press officer to the newly established western development committee, in 1969, He also had service-with the first Irish speaking battalion in Kenmore. Galway.
Jim Breen lived al Straw-hall. Athy Road. Carlow. He was educated at the Christian Brothers Schools, primary and secondary, Carlow.

Source: Carioviana - December. 1998 Page 81

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