Mick Murphy (Sinn Féin politician)

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Mick Murphy
Member of the
Northern Ireland Forum
In office
1996–1998
Constituency South Down
Member of the
Northern Ireland Assembly
In office
1998–2003
Succeeded by Caitriona Ruane
Constituency South Down
Councillor on
Newry and Mourne District Council
In office
1997–2003
Personal details
Born (1942-02-06) 6 February 1942 (age 75)
Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland
Political party Sinn Féin

Michael Murphy (born 6 February 1942) is an Irish nationalist politician in Northern Ireland. Active in Irish republicanism after getting involved with the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association 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 unsuccessful 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 councillor for Newry and Mourne District Council from the Crotlieve electoral area in 2005.

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Northern Ireland Forum
Preceded by
New creation
Member for South Down
1996 - 1998
Succeeded by
Forum dissolved
Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
New creation
MLA for South Down
1998 - 2003
Succeeded by
Caitriona Ruane
Civic offices
Preceded by
John Feehan
Mayor of Newry
2010 - 2011
Succeeded by
Charlie Casey