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Good night and good luck: Michael Murphy reads his last RTÉ bulletin

The 65-year-old is retiring from the national broadcaster.

Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy
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VETERAN NEWSREADER MICHAEL Murphy today read his final news bulletin on RTÉ Radio One.

Beginning his career as a continuity announcer on radio in the 1970s and then becoming a news reader for RTÉ, his career has spanned over four decades.

The 65-year-old psychologist – who overcame cancer – has been working at the national broadcaster as a continuity announcer, a newsreader and a producer.

He also works in the private sector for Carr Communications and at the Park Studio in Dublin.

More recently he has been appearing on RTÉ’s Today Show where he has a regular psychoanalytic slot on the show.

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Last year, Murphy told The Irish Independent that he was “disappointed” that his rolling contract with the national broadcaster was only being extended by six months saying his age was to blame for the end of his RTÉ career.

Michel Murphy said today:

I’ve really enjoyed my time in the newsroom. I’ve worked with some great colleagues and have made some really good friends over the years. I look forward to continuing to contribute on RTÉ  radio and television through my work as a psychoanalyst and an author.

In a statment from RTÉ, they said:

The normal retirement age for employees in RTÉ is 65 years. Although Michael’s employee role as a newscaster is finishing, we do hope Michael will provide services to other programmes on RTÉ as a contributor.

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