Mick Murphy (Sinn Féin politician)

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Mick Murphy
Member of the
Northern Ireland Forum
In office
Constituency South Down
Member of the
Northern Ireland Assembly
In office
1998 – present
Constituency South Down
Councillor on
Newry and Mourne District Council
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1942-02-06) 6 February 1942 (age 72)
Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland
Political party Sinn Féin

Michael Murphy (born 6 February 1942) is a nationalist politician in Northern Ireland. Active in republican politics since the civil rights campaigns of the 1960s, he worked as a publican. In 1996 he was elected as a member of the Northern Ireland Forum for Sinn Féin in South Down. Murphy was the Sinn Féin candidate for South Down in the 1997 election to the United Kingdom Parliament; a few months later he was elected to Newry and Mourne District Council.

He was then elected from the same constituency to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 1998.[1][2] He was Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing. He was again elected as a Sinn Féin Councillor for Newry and Mourne District Council from Crotlieve electoral area in 2005.


Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
New creation
MLA for Down South
1998 - 2003
Succeeded by
Caitriona Ruane