Neale was elected as a TD for Dublin Rathdown in the 2020 General Election. He was previously elected to Seanad Éireann in April 2016, on the Labour Panel, where he was 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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