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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Brexit responsibilities must be met - Richmond
THE British Government must meet its responsibilities ahead of the most difficult period in the Brexit process, a Fine Gael TD has stated.
Businesses need to prepare for Brexit with Government Plan – Richmond
Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond has urged businesses to prepare themselves for the changes they will face in January with the Government’s Brexit Readiness Action Plan.
UK Government must clarify if they intend to break international law on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement – Richmond
Fine Gael’s Neale Richmond has called on the UK Government to clarify today’s statement in the House of Commons by the Northern Ireland Secretary that the UK intends to breach international law.