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Candy Murphy



Candy Murphy is a Social and Economic consultant. She established her own consultancy in 2005 and since then has carried out a number of consultancy assignments for the European Union and for public sector organisations in Ireland. These include the Limerick Institute of Technology, the National Disability Authority, FAS - the National Training Authority, the Health Partnership Committee, The Local Government Management Services Board and the EU Enlarge Directorate.


Candy specialises in Social & Economic Research - especially Evaluation Systems, Demographic & Labour Market Analysis, Socio-Economic Impact Studies and Social Exclusion. She has an expertise in the Preparation of Policy Papers and Participation in Social Partner Fora.


Candy also worked 2005-2010 on a part-time basis as the Policy & Campaigns Manager in One Family. One Family provides a voice, support and action for one-parent families through membership, professional services and campaigning.


Prior to this Candy was Principal Consultant with Goodbody Economic Consultants for 12 years. She was responsible for a wide range of policy and evaluation studies in economic and social policy. She took a particular interest in human resources, equality and local development policies and practice. Earlier in her career Candy worked as a freelance consultant and as a research and planning manager in FAS.


Candy has worked for a wide range of Partnership Committees including Industrial Training Committees, Skillnets, EU Monitoring Committee, the Equality Committee of the HRM Implementation Group (as part of SMI), the National Economic and Social Forum and the NAPS Review Committee.


She has advised on a wide range of policy areas including the National Development Plan and related Operational Programmes. She is very familiar with key policy documents that underpin much of the work of the public service and local government.


Candy has developed a number of strategies and related action plans aimed at improving HRD and achieving greater equality. Clients include the Department of Finance, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, the National Women's Council, FAS, ADM, Department of Social & Family Affairs and the Department of the Taoiseach.


She has a long-standing interest in monitoring and evaluation and has advised a number of organisations on the development and implementation of effective and useable monitoring and evaluation systems.


Candy has a BA (Hons) in Economics & Sociology and a M.Litt in Economics from Trinity College Dublin. She is a member of the Social Research Association, a Board Member of the Irish EAPN (European Anti-Poverty Network), a member of the Social Exclusion Network of the European EAPN in Brussles and a member of the UK Skills & Education Network.