Gerard Murphy (Irish politician)

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Gerard Murphy
Cork County Councillor
Assumed office
May 2009
Constituency Kanturk
In office
June 1991 – May 2002
Constituency Kanturk
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2002 – May 2007
Constituency Cork North–West
Personal details
Born (1951-03-25) 25 March 1951 (age 66)
County Cork, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael

Gerard Murphy (born 25 March 1951) is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork North–West constituency from 2002 to 2007.[1]

Murphy was elected to the 29th Dail at the 2002 general election, ousting his Fine Gael running-mate, three-term TD Michael Creed.[2] He was Fine Gael's deputy spokesperson on Justice. He was previously a member of Cork County Council, to which he was elected in 1991. He lost his seat at the 2007 general election to his running-mate Michael Creed. Following his defeat, he ran for election to Seanad Éireann but was defeated. He was re-elected to Cork County Council for the Kanturk electoral area at the 2009 local elections.[2] He was returned again to Cork County Council at the 2014 local elections.


  1. ^ "Mr. Gerard Murphy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Gerard Murphy". Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
Preceded by
Michael Creed
(Fine Gael)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Cork North–West
Succeeded by
Michael Creed
(Fine Gael)