Eoghan Murphy

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Not to be confused with Eugene Murphy.
Eoghan Murphy
TD
Eoghan Murphy.jpg
Minister of State at the Department of Finance
Assumed office
19 May 2016
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Preceded by Simon Harris
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
Constituency Dublin Bay South
Teachta Dála
In office
February 2011 – February 2016
Constituency Dublin South-East
Personal details
Born (1982-04-12) 12 April 1982 (age 34)
Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Alma mater
Website www.eoghanmurphy.ie

Eoghan Murphy (born April 1982) is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South-East constituency at the 2011 general election and again in 2016.[1]

Murphy attended St Michael's College, and was educated at University College Dublin (BA, English & Philosophy), and King's College London (MA, International Relations).[2]

Prior to entering politics, Murphy worked in international arms control, specifically in the area of nuclear weapons disarmament. He has worked for the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Geneva, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin, and before his election to Dublin City Council he was working as a speechwriter for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) in Vienna.[3]

He was a Dublin City Councillor from 2009 to 2011, having been elected at the 2009 local elections for the Pembroke–Rathmines electoral area.[4]

Murphy does not believe the Ireland's official policy of military neutrality is realistic, and supports ending the "triple lock" in its current form, whereby any permanent member of the United Nations Security Council such as Russia or China has the power to veto Irish military deployments to peacekeeping operations overseas.[5] Murphy sat on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and Banking Inquiry in the 31st Dail.

He is a brother of the actor Killian Scott.[6]

On 19 May 2016, Murphy was appointed as Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement at the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform in the Government of the 32nd Dáil.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Eoghan Murphy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Vote Murphy #1" (PDF). Eoghan Murphy. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Eoghan Murphy". Fine Gael. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Eoghan Murphy". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Dáil Debate on Neutrality Bill" (PDF). Eoghan Murphy TD. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sex, politics, drama, law - all in the family". Herald. 5 October 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  7. ^ Collins, Stephen (19 May 2016). "Taoiseach appoints 16 Fine Gael TDs as junior ministers". The Irish Times. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 

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Oireachtas
Preceded by
Chris Andrews
Lucinda Creighton
John Gormley
Ruairi Quinn
Teachta Dála for Dublin South-East
20112016
With: Lucinda Creighton
Kevin Humphreys
Ruairi Quinn
constituency abolished
New constituency Teachta Dála for Dublin Bay South
2016–present
With: Jim O'Callaghan
Kate O'Connell
Eamon Ryan
Incumbent