Murphy in 2015
|Minister of State for
European Affairs and Data Protection
|Preceded by||Paschal Donohoe|
|Lord Mayor of Cork|
|Preceded by||Brian Bermingham|
|Succeeded by||Mick O'Connell|
|Cork City Councillor|
June 2004 – February 2011
2 December 1969 |
Glanmire, Cork, Ireland
|Political party||Fine Gael|
|Alma mater||University College Cork|
Early and personal life
Murphy is from Mayfield, Cork. After attending Christian Brothers College, he studied economics at University College Cork from 1988, but failed his final exams; he finally graduated in 2015 after completing the necessary modules remotely. He started several catering businesses, the first while still in college; these prospered until the 2008 recession, when they folded leaving him with tax debts settled in subsequent years.
Murphy was appointed to the National Economic and Social Council by the then Taoiseach John Bruton in October 1996, serving until the end of 1997. He was elected to Cork City Council in 2004 and 2009, serving as Deputy Lord Mayor in 2005–06 and Lord Mayor in 2009–10. He also served as the first Chair of the Cork Joint Policing Committee. In accordance with dual mandate restrictions, he vacated his council seat in 2011 after winning election to the Dáil .
On 15 July 2014, Murphy was appointed as Minister of State with responsibility for data protection and European Affairs and at the Departments of the Taoiseach and Foreign Affairs and Trade respectively.
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|Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Cork North–Central
|Minister of State for European Affairs and Data Protection
|Lord Mayor of Cork