Paul Murphy, Meath

Paul Murphy has been working in journalism for 57 years. Now freelancing with the Meath Chronicle, he has worked for national newspapers and is a former Group Editor of the Drogheda Independent.

Paul loves being at the coalface of journalism and always looks forward eagerly to the next news story. Paul self-published his first book "Get There First: A Reporter’s Life" in 2020.

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About the Book

At various stages over half a century Paul worked as a reporter with the DI, freelanced with the Irish Press Group, RTE, The Irish Times, the Daily Mirror, the Drogheda Leader, was on the staff of the Irish Independent/Evening Herald/Sunday Independent for 19 years as a news reporter (and also Industrial Correspondent), was editor of the Drogheda Independent for 16 years, and now freelances with the Meath Chronicle newspaper.

The book – entitled Get There First: A Reporter’s Life – follows the trajectory of his career from the “hot metal” days of a provincial newspaper, where his “beat” included the “meat and drink” of the local reporter – writing about births, deaths and marriages and everything in between – then moving to a national paper covering the four counties of Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan.


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