Limerick TD Tom Neville and Fair City actress Jenny Dixon talk relationships in politics

A LIMERICK TD has appeared on the cover of a celebrity magazine for a joint interview with his actress girlfriend, in which he admits that he loves “the cut and thrust” of politics.

Fine Gael TD Tom Neville’s relationship with Fair City actress Jenny Dixon has been well-documented since the pair met at last year’s Richard Harris Film Festival , and things are going from strength to strength for the increasingly higher profile couple - writes limerickleader.ie.

Trained actor Tom Neville, Croagh, has recently wrapped filming on his first feature - and has also just been promoted to secretary of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party.

His girlfriend Jenny stars as Kerri-Ann in Fair City, and it is the pair’s shared passion for the arts that they say has made the relationship stick.

“I don’t feel like I’m talking in a different language when I’m talking about my passions,” said Jenny.

The interview in RSVP magazine offers a glimpse into the struggles of maintaining a new relationship, while serving in the political sphere. Both Neville and Dixon work unusual and long hours, and are often based in opposite sides of the country.

“We both understand each other’s schedules, but it also makes you appreciate every moment you do have together. Even coffee during a busy work day and simply catching up can be lovely; you really appreciate that and enjoy it,” said Jenny of their demanding work lives.

The actress said that “understanding” was the key to their busy relationship.

“There’s an understanding of what each other does and there’s an appreciation that we have for each other. Our hectic lives are just how we work, so it’s nice that we both understand that.”

Politicians in all parties can come under fire from colleagues and the public, but Dixon said that she dwells on the “positive feedback” directed at her partner.

Mr Neville said that he is “humbled that the people of Limerick have allowed” him to pursue full-time politics.

“I love what I do. I am honoured to be given the position. Meeting people is one of my favourite parts. No two days are ever the same. Some can be very rewarding and others can be challenging,” said the TD.

When asked about his ultimate role in politics, Deputy Neville said that he tries to do his job to the best of his ability, and his “work ethic remains as a template regardless of the position”.

“But I believe it [the work ethic] fosters and cultivates future positions that may arise,” he added.

And when asked if he finds it awkward to watch his partner cosy up to her on-screen husband Decco Bishop, he replied: “No, but it is funny when I’m told the Bishops will be after me!”

Read other news of Dublin on our site.

limerickleader.ie
FairCity Limerick JennyDixon relationshipsinpolitics
If you notice an error, highlight the text you want and press Ctrl + Enter to report it to the editor
3 views in january
I recommend
No recommendations yet

Comments

Post your comment to communicate and discuss this article.

Society
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has called the failure to prosecute 3,000 youth offenders a "humiliating professional failure" for the force. He also apologised to all those who were victims of crimes committed by those who were never prosecuted. An internal report into the force's youth referral scheme found that 7,894 cases where youths were deemed not to be suitable for the diversion programme were not appropriately dealt with over a seven-year period. A...
Crime
Victor Marin Del Sol's children spent a year in Irish schools. A Dublin-based Spanish waiter killed his partner and two Irish-born children in a murder-suicide in Poland just days before Christmas. Two Dublin schools have expressed their shock at the news. Victor Marin Del Sol's three children spent a year in schools in Rathfarnham, before they moved to Poland with their mother. The Irish Independent reports that Marin Del Sol flew to Poland to spend time...
Politics
New laws on hold in Dáil to focus on emergency legislation. Ministers will today agree to essentially freeze work on all new laws as they bid to get ahead of a chaotic no-deal Brexit. Just six pieces of non-Brexit related legislation have made it to the Government's priority list for the new term, the Irish Independent understands. This is an acknowledgement that British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a crushing defeat when the Withdrawal Agreement is pu...
Crime
The incident happened on Ballinteer Avenue in south Dublin at around 6pm on Sunday evening. Four people were arrested after a vehicle crashed into a wall after failing to stop for gardai.The incident happened on Ballinteer Avenue in south Dublin at around 6pm on Sunday evening. Three of the arrested men are in their 20s and were held in Dunrdrum garda station while a fourth (juvenile) was held in Dun Laoghaire.Three of the men are set to appear in court th...
Society
Too early to say when hotel on Leitrim-Roscommon border can open, says Minister. The Minister for Justice has said he is “deeply concerned” following a fire at a former hotel on the Leitrim/Roscommon border that was to open as a centre for asylum seekers. The Shannon Key West hotel in Rooskey on the Leitrim/Roscommon border had been due to open shortly as a direct-provision accommodation centre for 80 people. However, on Thursday night, the emergency servi...
Society
Life lessons from a man who’s lived a lot of life – without ever dipping into psychobabble. We enter in masses beneath a mighty arch and encounter a stage emblazoned with the words “Leading you to Greatness”. This can mean one of only two things. A man in a uniform is about to shout about his plans for achieving Lebensraum or we’re at one of those motivational events aimed at making miserable people believe they can swim the Atlantic. The presence of Boris...
Society
REPRO FREE NO REPRO FEE Monday, 29th October 2018 Nina Kiernan (12) pictured at the display at Wild Lights in Dublin Zoo. Ireland’s award-winning night-time spectacular will open to the public this Thursday, 1st November and run until Sunday 6th, January from 5pm – 9pm. The event, which sold out in 2017, returns with a brand-new theme, “Ocean of Light” and entirely new cast of silk lanterns. Tickets are available exclusively at Dublinzoo.ie. -ENDS- For mor...
Society
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation claims 2018 was the worst year on record for hospital overcrowding. New analysis from the organisation said 108,227 patients went without hospital beds last year - a record high. The figures are a 9% increase on 2017, which was itself a record high. This is nearly double the number in 2006 (55,720), when INMO records began. The months with the highest figures last year were January (12,201), February (10,772) and...
Society
Iarnród Éireann is launching its first external recruitment process for train drivers.   The company is looking for 100 drivers over four years and says it is very keen to recruit women drivers.   There are only four female train drivers out of a current total of 500 in Iarnród Éireann. Drivers' salaries start at €45,000, going up to €57,000 on a ten-year scale.   It says candidates must meet European Train Driver Licensing requirements, with a minimum of...