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Conor Murphy: 'Some parties do not get' budgetary issues

Some parties "do not get" issues with the budget in Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin's Conor Murphy has said. The parties met the head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service on Monday to discuss the budget. Mr Murphy said cost of living issues were going to get worse in the...
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Conor Murphy

Conor John Murphy was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to William and Elizabeth Murphy Oct. 2, 1987. He went to school and was raised in Granbury, Texas. He worked as a handyman, musician and artist. He was involved in his personal community, helping others who had no place else to go, offering food, shelter and friendship.
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Collapse of Executive to influence protocol negotiations ‘futile’ – Conor Murphy

The collapse of the Stormont Executive in a bid to influence negotiations on the Brexit Protocol is “futile”, Northern Ireland’s Finance Minister has said.Paul Givan resigned as First Minister earlier this year in protest at the lack of movement around unionist calls for concerns around the protocol to be addressed.His resignation also forced deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill from the shared office and has stopped the Executive from being able to function fully.DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has said his party will not re-enter the Executive until the UK Government addressed their concerns.Unionists regard the protocol, which creates a trade...
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‘Any threat to collapse Stormont must be removed’ – Conor Murphy

Any threat to collapse Stormont must be removed, Conor Murphy has said.Northern Ireland’s Finance Minister outlined an already challenging timetable to get the next budget passed before the institutions are dissolved for fresh elections at the end of March.However there is speculation the Stormont Assembly could be effectively collapsed sooner if DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson acts on his threat to withdraw ministers from the Executive over the Northern Ireland Protocol.Sir Jeffrey has repeatedly threatened to take action if major changes to the Brexit protocol governing Irish Sea trade are not secured.Mr Murphy said “any threat to collapse the institutions...
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Coronavirus: Conor Murphy calls for furlough to be reinstated

The finance minister has called for the furlough scheme to be reinstated and for more Stormont funding to deal with the challenges of Omicron. Conor Murphy urged the UK government for increased financial support and "additional flexibility", in a letter to the Treasury. On Wednesday, the Treasury announced Stormont was...
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Northern Ireland budget: Some departments may face 'pain', warns Conor Murphy

Stormont's finance minister has said some departments may face "more pain" as he prepares a three-year budget which could increase spending on health. Conor Murphy said the executive had always "collectively agreed that health was our priority". Northern Ireland has the UK's longest hospital waiting lists. "We now have an...
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DUP boycott could place £1bn in jeopardy, Conor Murphy claims

Plans by the DUP to boycott North South Ministerial Council meetings could place £1bn of Peace Plus funding in jeopardy, Conor Murphy has said. Stormont's finance minister said the money needed approval at next month's meeting of the council. Last week the DUP said it would boycott most north-south meetings...
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North’s Conor Murphy named lacrosse All-American

Williamsville North graduate Conor Murphy capped off his outstanding high school lacrosse career with USA Lacrosse All-American accolades. The Spartans’ attackman was one of 48 players from across the state and six from Western New York to earn the honor. “It was one of those things that you hope for but don’t really think about before the season, but to […]
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Stormont: Arlene Foster 'blocked' final budget, says Conor Murphy

Stormont's finance minister has said the First Minister Arlene Foster has blocked him from presenting a final budget for the new financial year. Conor Murphy has written to MLAs, saying it will affect the ability of departments to make financial plans. A DUP spokesperson said it was "a failure of...
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Covid-19: Conor Murphy says Stormont will act collectively in lockdown review

Stormont ministers will take a "collective approach" when reviewing NI's lockdown restrictions next week, Conor Murphy has said. NI re-entered lockdown on 26 December, with the measures due to last until 5 March. But ministers will meet on Thursday to review what should happen beyond that point. First Minister Arlene...
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