Senator Neale Richmond was elected to Seanad Éireann in April 2016 to the Labour Panel. He is the Fine Gael Spokesperson on European Affairs in the Seanad.
Prior to this Neale served for seven years on Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. First elected to the Council in 2009, Neale was re-elected in 2014 on the first count.
Neale served for two years as a member of the EU’s Committee of the Regions currently including a stint as leader of the Irish delegation where he was Rapporteur on the Opinion on a more responsible trade and investment policy.
Born and raised in Ballinteer, Neale was educated at Wesley College before graduating from UCD with a BA in History and an MA in Politics, Neale then worked for Gay Mitchell in the European Parliament in Brussels and for Olivia Mitchell in Dáil Ėireann before working as a Projects Manager in the Not for Profit sector.
A keen sportsman, Neale is heavily involved in a number of local clubs and community groups; he is a playing member of Old Wesley RFC and has competed in a number of charity boxing matches.
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Does Micheál Martin still have confidence in Timmy Dooley for top European job? – Richmond
As an investigation by the Ceann Comhairle into voting irregularities concerning Fianna Fáil Deputy Timmy Dooley gets underway, a Fine Gael Senator has asked if Micheál Martin still has confidence in Timmy Dooley for a key role in the powerful ALDE party.
Under-reporting of concussion among teenagers a wake-up call on need for national strategy - Richmond
A new study showing under-reporting of concussion among teenagers must act as a wake-up call on the need for a National Concussion Strategy, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Irish Water needs to reverse mind-boggling decision on Stillorgan Reservoir – Richmond
The decision of Irish Water to lock Sandyford locals out of 15-acres of landscaped lands around the upgraded Stillorgan Reservoir is simply mind-boggling, a Fine Gael Senator has said.