Dara Murphy

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Dara Murphy
Minister of State for
European Affairs and Data Protection
Assumed office
July 2014
Preceded by Paschal Donohoe
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Cork North–Central
In office
Constituency Cork North–East
Lord Mayor of Cork
In office
June 2009 – June 2010
Personal details
Born (1969-12-02) 2 December 1969 (age 46)
Glanmire, County Cork
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Spouse(s) Tanya Murphy
Children 3
Alma mater University College Cork

Dara Murphy (born 2 December 1969) is an Irish Fine Gael politician, who was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork North–Central constituency at the 2011 general election.[1]

He is a former Lord Mayor of Cork from 2009 to 2010. He was first elected to the Cork City Council in 2004, and served as Deputy Lord Mayor from 2005 to 2006.[2] He also served as the first Chair of the Cork Joint Policing Committee.

He was born in Glanmire, County Cork.

Murphy was appointed by the then Taoiseach John Bruton to be his representative on the National Economic and Social Council at Dublin Castle between 1995 and 1998.

On 15 July 2014, he was appointed as Minister of State with responsibility for European Affairs and Data Protection at the Departments of the Taoiseach and Foreign Affairs and Trade.[3]


  1. ^ "Mr. Dara Murphy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dara Murphy". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Simon Harris among new Ministers of State". RTÉ News. 15 July 2014. 

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Preceded by
Bernard Allen
(Fine Gael)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Cork North–Central
Political offices
Preceded by
Paschal Donohoe
Minister of State for European Affairs and Data Protection
Civic offices
Preceded by
Brian Bermingham
Lord Mayor of Cork
Succeeded by
Mick O'Connell