Dara Murphy TD

COMMITTEES

Chairman of Internal Fine Gael Committee on European Affairs, Foreign Affairs & Trade Member of Dáil Committee on Foreign Affairs & Trade

PERSONAL DETAILS

Date and Place of Birth: 02-12-1969 Cork Married with three daughters. Professional Background:Entrepreneur Languages:Irish,English, French, German

PARLIAMENTARY CAREER

Member of Local Government since 2004 Elected Lord Mayor of Cork 2009 Newly elected Member of Government since March 2011

POLITICAL/SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Chairman of Cork Policing Committee 2005-2009 Member Cork Docklands Committee Representative of the Taoiseach, John Bruton on the National Economic & Social Council 1995-1998


New feasibility fund for Cork entrepreneurs will help boost new start-ups – Murphy

Fine Gael Cork North Central TD, Dara Murphy, has today (Friday) said a new €200,000 Enterprise Ireland fund for entrepreneurs in Cork will help to boost new start-ups and create jobs. The fund, which is specifically targeted at Cork businesses, will allow local entrepreneurs to explore the feasibility of their start-up ideas.

€2.8m to be provided for roof repairs at Kent Station – Murphy

Fine Gael Cork North Central TD, Dara Murphy, has today (Wednesday) welcomed confirmation that €2.8 million is being allocated to repair the roof of Kent Station in Cork, which was severely damaged in the recent bad weather. Deputy Murphy added that the funding underlines the Government’s commitment to helping communities affected by the storms.

€50 million flood protection measure is a vital investment in Cork city - Murphy

Fine Gael TD for Cork North Central, Dara Murphy, has welcomed the announcement by Minister of State for the OPW, Brian Hayes TD, that €50 million is to be invested in flood prevention measures for Cork city.

Exciting prospect of 500 new jobs for Cork – Murphy

Fine Gael Cork North Central TD, Dara Murphy, has today (Monday) said that the announcement from Tyco that it hopes to create 500 new jobs in Cork with establishment of a new business operations centre is a very exciting prospect for the city.

Murphy welcomes Irish Open return to Cork for first time in 12 years

Fine Gael Cork North Central TD, Dara Murphy, has today (Monday) warmly welcomed the news that the Irish Open is to return to Cork for the first time in 12 years, thus providing a welcome boost to the local economy. It has been confirmed that the Fota Island Resort will become an official sponsor as well as the host venue of this year’s Open on June 19th-22nd.