Michael Murphy (journalist)

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Michael Murphy
Born Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Occupation Newsreader, psychoanalyst, author
Employer Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)
Partner(s) Terry O'Sullivan (civil union, 2011)
Website http://www.michaelmurphyauthor.com

Michael Murphy (born 1948 or 1949)[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]

Murphy is from Castlebar, County Mayo. He is the brother of Fintan, Tom, John and Kieran. Kieran was killed by 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] It was shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2010.[5] In June 2011, Murphy registered a civil partnership with his male partner of 26 years, Terry O'Sullivan, a psychotherapist, at a ceremony in Dublin.[1]


  1. ^ a b c 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. 
  3. ^ a b c 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.