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RT NEWS ANNOUNCES DAVID MURPHY AS NEW ECONOMICS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT

30/04/2024

RT News is pleased to announce the appointment of David Murphy as its new Economics & Public Affairs Correspondent. David is currently RT 's Political Coverage Editor, leading a team of journalists in Leinster House and managing RT 's daily political coverage on digital, radio and TV platforms.

David will be responsible for reporting and providing analysis of economic issues and trends, and how they affect our lives across RT News' television, radio and digital platforms. He will also report on wider public affairs issues including major political policy initiatives and their impact on the economy and society, migration and its effects on the economy, housing policy and policy challenges and costs of dealing with climate change.

David was appointed as Political Coverage Editor in 2018 and oversaw coverage of General Election 2020, Presidential Election 2019 and Local & European Elections 2018. Prior to this he was RT 's Business Editor and covered the economic boom, subsequent financial collapse and EU-IMF bailout.

David Murphy is an award-winning journalist who has an MSc in Economic Policy Studies from Trinity College Dublin, MA in Journalism from Dublin City University and BA in Spanish and Classics from Trinity College Dublin. He won Business Journalist awards in 2008 and 2010 from UCD Smurfit School. He also presented and wrote three documentaries: The Story So Far, Denis O'Brien (2018), The story of Tony Ryan and Ryanair (2015) and The Real Deal, Tony O'Reilly (2014) which won a medal in the New York Festivals TV and Film Awards. He is also co-author of the number one best-selling Banksters (2009), an account of the Irish banking collapse.

Reacting to his appointment David Murphy said For the past six years, I've enjoyed the cut and thrust of life covering politics, and I've been fortunate enough to work with a terrific team. But I've always been stimulated by a challenge, and the job of Economics & Public Affairs Correspondent offers an opportunity to delve into some key subject areas from housing to migration to climate. And, of course, the economy has a bearing on all of them.

David will be commencing his new role later this summer.
LINK: https://about.rte.ie/2024/04/30/rte-news-announces-david-murphy-as-new...
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