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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Nothing has changed for the Irish Government’s Brexit strategy with Theresa May’s departure – Richmond
Nothing has changed for the Irish Government’s Brexit strategy with Theresa May’s departure, Fine Gael Senator Neale Richmond has said.
Airlines need to become autism aware - Richmond
FLIGHT attendants should be trained in autism awareness and airline companies need to be more mindful of families travelling with autistic children, Fine Gael Senator Neale Richmond has said.
Dublin Airport needs to become more sensitive to needs of those with autism and sensory issues - Richmond
Fine Gael Senator Neale Richmond has called on the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) to construct an alternative route for passengers to avoid the intense commercial area after the security checks in both Terminals One and Two.