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
|Born||23 April 1982|
Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland
|Political party||Fine Gael|
|Relations||Killian Scott (Brother)|
|Education||St Michael's College, Dublin|
Life and career
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. In a 2015 Dáil debate on Irish neutrality, Murphy supported ending the "triple lock" requirement for Irish military deployment to have United Nations Security Council support, on the ground that it makes Ireland subject to Russia's veto power.
Murphy was elected to Dublin City Council at the 2009 local elections for the local electoral area of Pembroke–Rathmines. He vacated his council seat upon election to the Dáil at the 2011 general election. In the 31st Dáil he sat on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and the Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis.
Following Leo Varadkar's appointment as Taoiseach, Murphy was promoted to the cabinet, as Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government in June 2017. On 25 September 2018, Murphy survived a motion of no confidence which had been tabled by Sinn Féin. The motion was defeated by 59 to 49 votes. In December of 2019 another motion of no confidence was tabled against Murphy, this time by the Social Democrats. The motion was defeated by 59 votes to 56.
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- "Confidence in the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members]". Houses of the Oireachtas. 3 December 2019. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
| 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