Paul is the Socialist Party MEP for Dublin, having replaced Joe Higgins in 2011 after his election to the Dail. Only accepting a typical wage of a young worker, he is a leading critic and active campaigner against the government and Troika’s austerity agenda and the undermining of democratic rights.Learn More
Austerity is not a mistaken policy implemented by the government and the Troika – it is a means to transfer massive amounts of wealth from working people around Europe to the super-rich. A socialist alternative is needed – refusing to pay the debt, investing to create jobs and putting people’s needs before profit.Learn More
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Joe Higgins TD, Socialist Party
Latest news and views from Paul
On Monday at the opening of the plenary session of the Parliament in Strasbourg this week, the President of the Parliament Martin Schulz announced he had been told by Commission President Barroso of a €2.7bn shortfall in the EU budget and that the EU would run out of...Learn More
Press Statement: Paul Murphy MEP (Socialist Party) 24 October 2013 • Independent Enquiry Required Immediately into Actions of Gardaí and HSE over Removal of Roma Children from Families • Heavy Handed Use of the Law used because the family were from the Roma community...Learn More
Press Statement: Paul Murphy MEP (Socialist Party) 22 October 2013 European Parliament: • ‘Dark Ages MEPs’ undermine progress on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights report • Irish MEPs have learnt nothing from the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar...Learn More