Councillor Murphy, a representative of the Fianna Fáil Party, was first elected to the County Council in 2002. He has represented the Glencullen-Sandyford Local Electoral Area since 2009.
Councillor Murphy was educated at Our Lady of the Wayside, Kilternan and St. Benildus College, Kilmacud. A keen sportsman, he played football with Stars of Erin, Wayside Celtic and served as an assistant coach with De La Salle Palmerstown.
Speaking at the AGM, the newly-elected Cathaoirleach said, “It is a great honour to be elected Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. I look forward to engaging with all stakeholders over the course of my term to improve the delivery of council services especially around housing and accessibility, enhance recreational amenities particularly in our upland areas, and promote tourism and enterprise throughout the county.
Councillor Kate Feeney was also elected Leas Chathaoirleach at the meeting. Councillor Feeney, a representative of the Fianna Fáil Party, was elected in the Blackrock Local Electoral Area in 2014. A qualified accountant, she was educated at NUI Galway.