Dara Murphy TD

Former junior minister Dara Murphy lands job at top consultancy firm – 21 June 2021

Dara Murphy sues Irish Mail over ‘double jobbing’ claim

Leo Varadkar “annoyed” at Dara Murphy for refusal to partake in expenses inquiry

Tóibín Calls on Dara Murphy to Return Expenses Claimed Under False Pretences – 23 Dec 2019

Dara Murphy refuses scrutiny of Dáil expenses – 23 Dec 2019

Dara Murphy says will co-operate with ‘independent’ inquiry – 23 Dec 2019

Dara Murphy entitled to over €500k after resignation -5 Dec 2019

Sipo unable to investigate Dara Murphy after resignation – 4 Dec 2019

Who can blame Dara Murphy? Being a TD is a terrible job – 4 Dec 2019

Dara Murphy insists he complied with attendance rules – 30 Nov 2019

EPP’s Dara Murphy scandal in the Oireachtas – 18 Dec 2019

Miriam Lord: Air Miles Murphy’s EU efforts fall back to Earth – 7 Dec 2019

We’re paying Dara Murphy €2,810 a week, Leo. His EU foxer is not his ‘main job’ – 3 Dec 2019

Miriam Lord: Fine Gael members driven away by legal threat – 17 Oct 2015

Minister Dara Murphy under fire for using Garda car to get to airport – 24 Sept 2015

Rasmussen Global (RG)

Rasmussen Global (RG) is a political consultancy firm, founded by Anders Fogh Rasmussen in 2014 following his term as NATO Secretary General. The aim of the company is to provide support on issues regarding security policy, Transatlantic relations, the European Union, Brexit and Economic development.[1] Furthermore, in 2016 he published a book called The Will to Lead, giving his view that the United States should ‘restore America’s role as a global leader’.[2]

On 27 May 2016 Anders Fogh Rasmussen became non-staff advisor to President Poroshenko of Ukraine. As a result, Rasmussen Global works to speed up the pace of reform in Ukraine while at the same time keeping Ukraine relevant internationally.[3] Anders Fogh Rasmussen has also put together a group of friends of Ukraine to help with the reform effort.[4]

The company is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark and has offices in Brussels, Berlin, Washington, DC and London. Some of its senior advisors include former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, American retired diplomat and former NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow, UK former senior diplomat Sir Nigel Sheinwald.[5]


2021, Murphy joined Rasmussen Global as a senior adviser

2019 – 2020 Cabinet Expert to Commissioner Mariya Gabriel at EU Commission.

2019, Murphy revealed that he was resigning as a TD at the end of 2019 to take up a senior position in the European Commission.  However, this was overshadowed by the controversy surrounding the expenses scandal, which saw him collect his Dáil Éireann expenses.

2018, Murphy announced that he intended to retire from Dáil Éireann at the next general election

2017, Murphy was mainly based in Brussels where he worked with the European People’s Party. During this period he drew his full Dáil salary of €94,500 and his full parliamentary standard allowances of €51,600 each year.   Murphy had the lowest attendance rate in the Dáil on sitting days by a considerable margin during 2018 and 2019; attending on 42 days out of 104 in 2018, and 24 out of 70 until the end of September 2019.

2017, Murphy was appointed Campaign Director for the European People’s Party in the 2019 European Parliament election.

2016 – CEO of Epecon ltd EU Consultancy

2014, Murphy was appointed as Minister of State with responsibility for data protection and European Affairs and at the Departments of the Taoiseach and Foreign Affairs and Trade respectively.  He was dropped from the position by Leo Varadkar when he became Taoiseach in June 2017.

2009 – 2010 Lord Mayor Cork

2009 Cork City Council

2005 – 2006 Deputy Lord Mayor Cork

2004 Cork City Council

1996 – 1997 National Economic and Social Council by the then Taoiseach John Bruton.

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