Eoghan Murphy (born 23 April 1982) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government since June 2017. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Bay South constituency since 2016, and previously from 2011 to 2016 for the Dublin South-East constituency. He previously served as Minister of State at the Department of Finance from 2016 to 2017.
|Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government|
|Assumed office |
14 June 2017
|Preceded by||Simon Coveney|
|Minister of State at the Department of Finance|
19 May 2016 – 14 June 2017
|Preceded by||Simon Harris|
|Succeeded by||Patrick O'Donovan|
|Assumed office |
|Constituency||Dublin Bay South|
February 2011 – February 2016
23 April 1982
Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland
|Political party||Fine Gael|
|Relations||Killian Scott (Brother)|
|Education||St Michael's College, Dublin|
Life and careerEdit
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, Switzerland, the 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, Austria.
Murphy does not believe that Ireland's constitutional commitment to 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. Murphy sat on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and Banking Inquiry in the 31st Dail.
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.
Following Leo Varadkar's appointment as Taoiseach, Murphy was promoted to cabinet, as Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government in June 2017.
Murphy supported a yes vote to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution on 25 May 2018.
- "Eoghan Murphy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
- "Vote Murphy #1" (PDF). Eoghan Murphy. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
- "Eoghan Murphy". Fine Gael. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
- "Eoghan Murphy". ElectionsIreland.org.
- "Dáil Debate on Neutrality Bill" (PDF). Eoghan Murphy TD. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
- Collins, Stephen (19 May 2016). "Taoiseach appoints 16 Fine Gael TDs as junior ministers". The Irish Times. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
| Teachta Dála for Dublin South-East
With: Lucinda Creighton
|New constituency|| Teachta Dála for Dublin Bay South
With: Jim O'Callaghan
| Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement
as Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
| Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government