Wednesday 28 June 2017

RTÉ can save jobs by slashing pay of top presenters - and playing to its strengths

‘Late, Late Show’ host Ryan Tubridy is RTÉ’s best-paid presenter and commands annual fees of €495,000 for his services.
‘Late, Late Show’ host Ryan Tubridy is RTÉ’s best-paid presenter and commands annual fees of €495,000 for his services.

John Boland

With cash-strapped RTÉ announcing that it's being forced to shed 200 or more jobs, here's how to save more than 30 of them.

Give the 10 highest-paid presenters - who between them pocket more than €2.5m a year - €100,000 each instead, which by most people's reckoning is a very good annual salary.

Immediately you've got €1.5m in the kitty to retain at least 30 employees on their less starry incomes of €50,000 a year.

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