Eugene is a native of and lives in Scramogue, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon.
He is a first time General Election candidate but has vast experience as a local authority member for many years.
First elected in 1985 to Roscommon Co Council he was the youngest member ever elected to that body and have won every local election I have contested.
He is a qualified horticulturist but now works as a part time presenter and producer withShannonside/Northern Sound radio. However, most of his time is dedicated to voluntary work throughout the region.
Elphin Street, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon
Tel: 071 963 3000
Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01 618 3056
Eugene Murphy was first elected to Roscommon County Council in 1985 and was re-elected in 1991 and 1999. In November 2000 he failed by one vote to win the General Election convention 2000.
Eugene is heavily involved in the planning debate and chairs the R.A.P.P. Group in Co.Roscommon. He is also involved in many other voluntary organizations.
He feels that the Government decision to prevent Oireachtas members from being members of Local Authorities is a correct one.