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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Richmond hosts Brexit fact finding mission
Fine Gael Senator and spokesman on European Affairs, Neale Richmond, will host a two day fact finding mission of visiting MPs and academics from the continent, beginning tomorrow (Monday).
Dundrum to be central plank of new Land Development Agency - Richmond
Locally based Fine Gael Senator, Neale Richmond, has welcomed the launch of the new Land Development Agency which contains big plans for the Central Mental Hospital site in Dundrum.
European Research Group border proposals wholly presumptive - Richmond
Fine Gael Senator and Seanad Brexit Committee Chairman, Neale Richmond, has rubbished the paper produced by the backbench European Research Group on the Irish border in a post Brexit scenario; dismissing it as being wholly presumptive.