RTÉ has today released the details and salaries of their highest-paid employees across tv and radio.
Ryan Tubridy remains the highest-paid host on €495,000 for two consecutive years, with his work on The Late Late Show and Radio 1.
Closely followed by Ray D’Arcy, who has been on €450,000 for the previous three years.
RTÉ Director-General, Dee Forbes, said: “Our presenters have been crucial to RTÉ’s output throughout this pandemic, as audiences turned to their national public media in record numbers for vital news, information, entertainment and companionship.”
She continued, “They continue to make a significant contribution to public media in Ireland and enable RTÉ to optimise important commercial revenue, which is essential to support our public services.
“RTÉ has reduced overall annual operating costs by over €100m since 2008, and last year targeted additional savings of €60m over three years, which we are on course to deliver. In that context, we continue to keep the fees of our highest-paid presenters under constant review.”
Check out the full list of earnings from 2019 below:
Ryan Tubridy – €495,000
Ray D’Arcy – €450,000
Joe Duffy – €392,494
Sean O’Rourke – €327,988
Miriam O’Callaghan – €320,000
Claire Byrne – €250,000
Brendan O’Connor – €220,000
Bryan Dobson – €209,282
Mary Wilson – €196,961