Dan Neville TD

Dan was elected to the Senate on the Labour Panel in 1989 and was Fine Gael Deputy Leader in the Senate and spokesperson on Justice and Law Reform from 1992-1997. He has been a member of the Dáil since 1997, and was Spokesperson on Children until 2000 when he became Deputy Spokesperson on Health, Children and Mental Health issues. Dan was appointed Deputy Spokesperson on Health in June 2002, October 2007 and October 2010, and was appointed to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health by the Dáil on the proposal of An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD in July 2013. In May 2014, Dan was elected Chairman of the Fine Gael Party.

Dan is co-founder, president and director of the Irish Association of Suicidology, a member of the International Association of Suicide Prevention, a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Psychiatry Ireland and is a director of the Irish Palatine Association. Dan has four children. His favourite film is In the Name of the Father and his favourite restaurant is Bloomers in Rathkeale, Co. Limerick.


Stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide is extremely damaging and must be urgently addressed - Neville

Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Chairman and President of the Irish Association of Suicidology, Dan Neville TD, speaking on World Suicide Prevention Day, has said that stigma is one of the key issues facing people when seeking assistance with mental and emotional ill health or suicide ideation.

Mental health stigma is preventing people from seeking out treatment - Neville

Fine Gael Party Chairperson, and President of the Irish Association of Suicidology, Dan Neville TD, speaking in the Dáil on disability services, called for action against the stigma associated with mental illness.

Victim of suicidal driver urges Min Fitzgerald to ensure Garda training on suicide - Neville

Fine Gael Party Chairperson, and President of the Irish Association of Suicidology, Dan Neville TD, today (Wednesday), introduced Elber Twomey and her brother Thomas, to the Minister for Justice, France Fitzgerald TD. In 2012 Elber Twomey lost her husband, son and unborn daughter in Devon, when a taxi driver deliberately drove into them after writing a suicide note.

Important we have smooth introduction of Fuel Grant Scheme for disabled drivers - Neville

Fine Gael Party Chairperson and TD for Limerick, Dan Neville, has appealed for assurance from Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, that disabled people will still be able to claim excise relief on fuel as we change to the new Fuel Grant Scheme in 2015.

Minors should not be placed in psychiatric units with adults - Neville

Fine Gael TD for Limerick, Fine Gael Party Chairperson and President of the Irish Association of Suicidology, Dan Neville TD, has today (Thursday), said that it is unacceptable that minors should be placed in psychiatric units with adults.