Born in Limerick in 1932, Bromell been a member of Fianna Fáil all his life, and was a member of Limerick City Council for 17 years, serving as Mayor from 1982 to 1983. He was also briefly a senator, after winning a by-election to the 18th Seanad for the Industrial and Commercial Panel on 19 December 1988, following the death of Fine Gael senator Jack Daly.
Bromell was registrar in Mary Immaculate College from 1967 until he retired in 1998. As chair of Chair of Limerick's Vocational Education Committee (VEC) in 1973H, he was heavily involved in the establishment of the College of Art, Commerce and Technology (now Limerick IT). He was also a was a founding member of a pressure group established in 1958 to campaign for a university for Limerick, which resulted the establishment in 1970 of the National Institute for Higher Education (NIHE), and as a senator he was able to welcome the bill which in 1989 elevated NIHE to Limerick University.
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- "Official Report (Seanad Éireann), Volume 122, 1 June 1989, University of Limerick Bill, 1989: Second Stage". Retrieved 2008-02-11.