Philip Murphy University of Bath graduate in International Management and French. Bad politics, good music, real football

Philip Murphy is a University of Bath student with an interest in politics, both locally, in his native Northern Ireland and further afield. During a year's study/work in France, he followed the Presidential race, contributing to a blog on the campaign trail, culminating in François Hollande's election in May 2012.

A member of the post-Good Friday Agreement electorate in Northern Ireland, Murphy is a strong opponent of the petty, tribal politics which continue to dominate the Northern Irish political landscape. He remains unaffiliated to any political party, whilst supporting peace and equality within the region.

A keen football fan and journalist, Murphy has covered football for various publications within his home country. He has written for the Irish Football Association's official website, matchday programmes and quarterly magazines, often in the form of interviews. He has also scribed on the behalf his local football club, Armagh City FC; penning match reports for local newspapers, contributing through the club's official channels and assisting with other Irish League clubs' publications.