Michael Murphy (journalist)

Michael Murphy (born 1947)[1] is an Irish journalist, newsreader, psychoanalyst and author.[2] He works for Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) and is considered "one of the most popular voices on radio".[3]

Michael Murphy
OccupationNewsreader, psychoanalyst, author
EmployerRaidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)
Partner(s)Terry O'Sullivan (civil union, 2011)

Murphy is from Castlebar, County Mayo. He is the brother of Fintan, Tom, John and Kieran. Kieran died from cancer aged 42.[4] Murphy has lectured at both St. Vincent's University Hospital and University College Dublin (UCD).[3] He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007.[1] He published his autobiography At Five in the Afternoon: My Battle with Male Cancer in 2009.[3] He presented a television series called The Big Story 2 6 week part series from (2009-2010). It was shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2010.[5] In June 2011, Murphy registered a civil partnership with his partner of 26 years, Terry O'Sullivan, a psychotherapist, at a ceremony in Dublin.[1]


  1. Sweeney, Ken (15 June 2011). "Love is in the airwaves as 'delighted' RTÉ star ties knot". Irish Independent. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  2. "Michael Murphy Author". Michael Murphy Author. Archived from the original on 19 December 2011.
  3. Sweeney, Ken (8 June 2011). "Radio star Michael Murphy and his partner of 26 years to tie the knot". Irish Independent. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  4. McGreal, Edwin (14 June 2011). "Castlebar broadcaster to tie the knot". The Mayo News. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  5. "Michael Murphy shortlisted in Irish Book Awards". The Connaught Telegraph. 28 November 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010.
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