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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Minister Ross needs to ensure Irish airports are equipped for drone disruption- Richmond
FOLLOWING further drone related disruption to thousands of passengers at a UK Airport, Fine Gael Senator Neale Richmond has called on Minister for Transport Shane Ross to confirm Dublin Airport is adequately prepared to deal with similar incidents.
Better manners required by LUAS users – Richmond
ETIQUETTE amongst Dublin’s LUAS users needs to improve, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Richmond calls for deepening Irish engagement in EU post-Brexit
As the vista of Brexit draws closer, Fine Gael Senator and spokesman on European Affairs, Neale Richmond, has called on the Government to deepen Irish engagement in the European Union (EU) post Brexit.