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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Focus must now return to hammering out a Brexit deal – Richmond
The focus of Brexit talks must now return to hammering out a deal in the coming days, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan ignorant and irrelevant- Richmond
THE Brexit plan touted by former Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson has been branded “nothing more than ignorant and irrelevant” by Fine Gael spokesman on European Affairs and Chair of the Seanad Brexit Committee, Neale Richmond.
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).