Mike Murphy (Irish language: Maidhc Ó Murchú - born October 20, 1941) is a former television and radio broadcaster with the Irish national broadcaster, Raidió Teilifís Éireann. He is currently a businessman.
Michael James Murphy was born in Rathgar Road, Dublin in 1941, the eldest of five children born to Ned and Kitty Murphy. Educated at St. Louis National School, Terenure College, Synge Street CBS and Coláiste Mhuire he left school at the age of 17 without sitting the Leaving Certificate exam. Murphy then worked as a draper in a Dublin drapery shop, before finding a job with the Castrol Oil Company. In his later teens he became involved in acting with the Dublin Shakespeare Society, and also wrote scripts for sponsored programmes on Radio Éireann. He later joined the Brendan Smith Academy of Acting in Dublin where his acting took him all over Europe. Murphy also went on to play a small part in The Girl with Green Eyes, the film of the novel by Edna O'Brien. This led to further acting parts in a number of films on the newly-established Telefís Éireann.
Mike Murphy began his broadcasting career as an announcer with RTÉ Radio in 1965. By 1968 he had established his reputation as an announcer and a radio presenter. He then joined the TV service presenting one series of a pop show called The Go-Two Show, and filling in as an announcer on the game show, Jackpot. In 1969 he joined the RTE’s newsroom as a sports announcer.