“I am involved in representative politics to make a difference when it comes to local issues that I hold dear to my heart. I know that working alongside the Social Democrats this work will go from strength to strength.”

So said former Sinn Fein councillor after she had joined the Social Democrats on Tuesday last.

Cllr Murphy said the Social Democrats party has 'a clear vision for a fairer and more decent Ireland' and said she is inspired by the 'passion and integrity' of its co-leaders Róisín Shortall TD and Catherine Murphy TD.

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