Conor Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA for Newry and Armagh


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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Defamation Bill: Final Stage 22 Mar 2022

    The Defamation Bill that has reached its Final Stage is the product of scrutiny by the Finance Committee and, latterly, of cooperation between the Bill sponsor, Mike Nesbitt, and my officials, who were supported by the Office of the Legislative Counsel. While there have been disagreements on aspects of policy, the Bill is, nevertheless, legally coherent thanks to that work. I made no secret...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: RHI Action Plan 22 Mar 2022

    Let me begin by acknowledging that there are significant deficiencies at senior levels of the Civil Service. Clearly, capacity issues remain in the Department for the Economy, which was responsible for the RHI scheme. That was apparent from the Department's slow response to the economic impact of COVID. As a result of the Department's lacklustre support for businesses, LPS had to be...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: RHI Action Plan 22 Mar 2022

    The reality is that the Department of Finance has responsibility for the Civil Service, and the head of the Civil Service also has a role. When it comes to accountability, however, I am sure that the Member will understand that, if the Department of Finance were to abdicate all that responsibility to the head of the Civil Service, there would be no one to stand in the Chamber and be held to...

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Sinn Féin MLA for Newry and Armagh, Former Sinn Féin MP for Newry and Armagh

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

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Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.


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