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Negotiating guidelines for Brexit give Ireland a fighting chance – Richmond

Fine Gael Senator and Government spokesman on EU Affairs, Neale Richmond, has welcomed today's (Friday) issuing of draft negotiating guidelines, which have been circulated to Member States by the European Council President Donald Tusk. This provides some clarity on contentious issues for Ireland, notably the ability of our citizens to travel, work and live freely in a post Brexit Britain

Richmond to Chair Seanad Brexit Committee

Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator and Government spokesman on EU Affairs, Neale Richmond, has been appointed Chair of the new Seanad Select Committee on Brexit by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, and the Leader of the Seanad, Senator Jerry Buttimer.

Let’s take the fight to the Eurosceptics – Richmond

Addressing a Joint Oireachtas Committee meeting with European Commission First Vice President, Frans Timmermans, Fine Gael spokesman on EU Affairs, Senator Neale Richmond, has challenged the EU and civic society to take the fight to Eurosceptics.

It’s time for action on gorse fires – Richmond

Dublin Rathdown Fine Gael Senator, Neale Richmond, has called on the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, to take action to prevent an increase in gorse fires.

Michel Barnier should be invited to address the Seanad – Richmond

“The European Commission's Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, should be invited to address the Seanad”, says Fine Gael Senator and Seanad spokesman on EU Affairs, Neale Richmond. Senator Richmond was speaking during the Seanad Order of Business today (Thursday), in the wake of a visit to Brussels by the Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee, where they met Mr Barnier.

Richmond welcomes decision to extend consultation period for school admissions

Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator, Neale Richmond, has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, to extend the consultation period on the role of denominational religion in the school admissions process and possible approaches for making changes. Senator Richmond tabled a Commencement Matter in the Seanad calling for an extension to the consultation period on Wednesday.

Have your say on Sunday library openings – Richmond

Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown Senator, Neale Richmond, today (Monday) welcomed the opening of a public consultation into expanding the operating days of the Dún Laoghaire Lexicon library to include Sundays.