Senator Neale Richmond, Fine Gael
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 Eireann 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
Frances Mullaney, Director, Trade Strategies UK
Frances is an international Corporate and Public Affairs leader based in London with in-depth experience in highly regulated sectors
Matthew Howse, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland Belfast
Matthew Howse is a partner in Eversheds Sutherland heads up their Dispute Resolution & Litigation team in Belfast. Matthew is an experienced litigator and specialises in financial services and commercial litigation. He has a keen interest in the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution models. Matthew trained in England at national firm Gateley Plc, before moving to Northern Ireland in 2010 where he joined the litigation department of a major Irish law firm. Matthew moved to Eversheds Sutherland in September 2018.
Matthew has extensive and practical experience in many areas of disputes, including:
• Commercial dispute resolution
• Financial services and insolvency litigation
• Real estate litigation and construction litigation
Welcome:Aebhric McGibney, Director of Public and International Affairs, Dublin Chamber
Aebhric Mc Gibney is the Director of Public and International Affairs at Dublin Chamber. Aebhric is a board member of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and was previously on the board of Córas Iompair Éireann (CIE). He has served on a number of Government advisory bodies, including the National Economic and Social Forum, and the Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare.