Neale was elected as a TD for Dublin Rathdown in the recent General Election. He was previously elected to Seanad Éireann in April 2016, on 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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Why is Sinn Féin trying to hide Gerry Adams’ involvement in their government formation talks? – Richmond
Newly elected Fine Gael TD, Neale Richmond, has questioned why Sinn Féin is trying to hide the involvement of Gerry Adams in its government negotiation talks. This approach, alongside the comments today by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris that the Provisional Army Council still oversees Sinn Féin, underlines that the Party is controlled by shadowy figures despite the repeated denials of Mary Lou McDonald.
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Spate of Christmas Luas problems need to be explained - Richmond
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