Dan Neville surprises Fine Gael by saying he will not contest general election
Veteran Limerick TD and chair of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Dan Neville has announced he is not contesting the next general election.
The 69-year-old TD took the party by surprise with the announcement this morning.
Deputy Neville has been at Leinster House since 1989, first as a Senator and later as a TD from 1997.
He is well known for his campaigning to raise awareness about suicide and is co-founder and president of the Irish Association of Suicidology and a campaigner on mental health issues.