Mario Rosenstock: RTÉ get more bang for their buck with Bryan Dobson
Comedian Mario Rosenstock has voiced his opinion on the gender pay-gap controversy and said it all depends on an employee's length of tenure and experience.
Speaking about the controversy over Bryan Dobson earning up to €80,000 more than his news co-presenter Sharon Ní Bheoláin, he said it all came down to context.
"I think that's fine that Bryan Dobson gets paid more on the basis that he is longer in service and that he does other work with the station that may require lots more hours," he said.
"In other words, he's doing more stuff but if Sharon and Bryan presented just the news together, I would definitely question why he gets paid more because you kind of ask, well what are we down to then? Are we just down to length of service now or are we saying a news star is a bigger news star than someone else.
"And when did news become about stars? I thought news was about public service. Although it is (about celebrity) because that's what 'Anchorman' is all about so is Bryan more 'Anchorman' than Sharon?"
Rosenstock and Keith Duffy were at Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross, for yesterday's launch of their fundraising coffee morning on September 14.