Dan Neville

Dan Neville (born 8 December 1946) is a former Irish Fine Gael politician who served as Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party from 2014 to 2016. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1997 to 2016. He was a Senator for the Labour Panel from 1989 to 1997.[1]

Dan Neville
Teachta Dála
In office
February 2011 – February 2016
In office
June 1997 – February 2011
ConstituencyLimerick West
In office
12 October 1989 – 26 June 1997
ConstituencyLabour Panel
Personal details
Daniel Neville

(1946-12-08) 8 December 1946 (age 73)
Croagh, County Limerick, Ireland
Political partyFine Gael
Spouse(s)Goretti O'Callaghan (m. 1976; d. 2009)
RelationsTom Neville (Son)
Alma materUniversity College Cork

He was a member of Limerick County Council from 1985 to 2003. Due to the abolition of the dual mandate Neville stepped down from Limerick County Council, he was replaced by his son Tom Neville. Neville first stood as a candidate for Dáil Éireann at the 1987 general election, when he failed to win a seat. He did not contest the 1989 general election, but at the subsequent Seanad election he won a seat on the Labour Panel. He was unsuccessful again at the 1992 general election, but was re-elected at the 1993 election to the 20th Seanad.[2]

He finally won a seat in the Dáil at the 1997 general election. He retained his seat at the 2002 and 2007 general elections.[2] In the 2011 general election, he was elected for the Limerick constituency. He is president of the Irish Association of Suicidology. He was party Deputy Spokesperson on Health, with special responsibility for Mental Health from 2010 to 2011.

He was Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party from May 2014 to June 2016.[3]

On 11 August 2015, he announced that he would not contest the 2016 general election.[4]


  1. ^ "Dan Neville". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 18 February 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Dan Neville". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 18 February 2008.
  3. ^ "Dan Neville elected as Fine Gael party chairman". The Irish Times. 14 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Dan Neville surprises Fine Gael by saying he will not contest general election". Irish Independent. 11 August 2015.
Preceded by
Michael J. Noonan
(Fianna Fáil)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Limerick West
Succeeded by
Constituency abolished
New constituency Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Limerick
Succeeded by
Constituency abolished
Party political offices
Preceded by
Charles Flanagan
Chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party
Succeeded by
Martin Heydon