Dan Neville TD

Dan Neville TD's Biography: 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 between 1992-1997. He was first elected to the Dáil in 1997, and was spokesperson on Children until 2000 when he became deputy spokesperson on Health, Children and mental Health issues. Dan was re-elected in May 2002 and May 2007 and was appointed Deputy Spokesperson on Health in June 2002, October 2007 and October 2010.

Some other facts on Dan: Dan is co-founder and President of the Irish Association of Suicidology and is a director of the Irish Palatine Association. Dan has four children. His favourite film is In the Name of the Father. His favourite restaurant is Bloomers in Rathkeale, Co. Limerick.

Neville welcomes Minister’s decision to regulate counsellors and psychotherapists

Fine Gael TD for Limerick Dan Neville has said that Minister for Health Dr James Reilly’s decision to regulate all counsellors and psychotherapists is a crucial step in ensuring that vulnerable people are counselled only by qualified professionals.

Stronger regulation of mental health professionals is urgently required - Neville

Fine Gael Limerick TD and President of the Irish Association of Suicidology, Dan Neville, has today (Friday) welcomed the warning from Gerry Raleigh from the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) about the dangers of using services offering suicide and mental health counselling services which are not vetted and may be unsafe.