Gerry Murphy comes from Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. Having graduated with an Honours degree in Experimental Physics from UCD in 1990, he joined Met Éireann in 1992. Following meteorological training in Reading, England and Aviation forecasting experience at Shannon Airport, he was appointed as Chief Scientist of Valentia Geophysical Observatory, Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry a position he held from 1993 to 1999. There he was responsible for the quality of a range of Environmental, and meteorological measurement systems and projects.
Returning to Dublin in 1999, he worked as Met Éireann's agricultural meteorologist until 2001 and completed a MSc on the measurement of Ultra-Violet-B irradiance in 2000.
He has worked full time as a forecaster in Met Éireann's Central Analysis and Forecasting Office (CAFO) since 2001 and as presenter of weather forecasts on RTE ONE since November 2001.
Gerry has a keen interest in many sports and played Gaelic football competitively up to a couple of years ago. More recently he has turned his hand to Athletics and has completed the Dublin City Marathons of 2002 and 2003.
His Support for GAA teams is of the order:
Favourite Soccer Team: Liverpool
Music: Gerry's favourite Band is U2 whom he has seen a number of times. Also likes the music of REM, Oasis, The Divine Comedy, The Waterboys and the Pogues. (Is a closet Eminem and Dido fan - an unusual mix)
Cinema: Favourite films include Terminator 2 and A River Runs Through It?????
Theatre: Favourite Plays - The Aristocrats and One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Books: Mostly Biographies - Favourite Biography - Michael Collins
Gerry enjoys the buzz of life in Dublin but loves to escape regularly to the peace and tranquillity of the Drumlins of Monaghan or the mountains of Kerry.