Cork North Central TD Dara Murphy To Resign Seat To Take Up Job In Europe 

It's predicted a general election will be held before the need to hold a by-election for Deputy Murphy's seat. 

The Irish Examiner reports the former European Affairs minister will take up a role in the European Commission working with the incoming EU Commissioner for Innovation Mariya Gabriel in the new year. 

Last year, the Glanmire native, who had the lowest attendance in the Dáil last year, informed constituents that he would not be standing in the next general election 


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