Dara Murphy was re-appointed as Minister of State for European Affairs, Data Protection and the EU Single Digital Market in May 2016. In the Dáil, he previously served as Chairman of Internal Fine Gael Committee on European Affairs, Foreign Affairs & Trade. He was also Vice Chairman of the Dáil Committee on European Union Affairs and a Member of the Dáil Committee on Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform.
Dara was a member of Local Government from 2004 and was elected Lord Mayor of Cork in 2009. He was elected to the Dáil in March 2011. Previously, he served as chairman of Cork Policing Committee in 2005-2009, was a member of the Cork Docklands Committee and was appointed by Taoiseach John Bruton to be his representative on the National Economic & Social Council in 1995-1998.
Dara is married with three daughters and has a business background as an entrepreneur.
News & Statements
Murphy welcomes launch of public consultation on OPW proposals to deal with Blackpool flooding
Fine Gael TD for Cork North Central, and Minister for European Affairs, Dara Murphy, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the launch of proposals by the Office of Public Works (OPW) to deal with the flooding problems in Blackpool. Minister Murphy said there will be an opportunity for members of the local community to share their concerns about the flooding issue at the public exhibition of the River Bride Blackpool Certified Drainage Scheme, in the local Community Centre, 90 Great William O'Brien Street, Blackpool.
Murphy elected Vice President of the European People’s Party
The Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection, Dara Murphy TD, has today (Thursday) been elected a Vice President of the European People’s Party at its Congress in Madrid.
Special 9% Tourism Vat rate a huge success, leading to the creation of over 30,000 jobs - Murphy
Dara Murphy, Fine Gael TD for Cork North Central and Minister of State for European Affairs and Data Protection says the special 9% Vat rate for the tourism industry has been a huge success and has led to the creation of over 30,000 jobs.