'Nice work if you can get it' still the motto at RTE
The earnings of RTE's top stars continue to defy all commercial reality, writes Eilis O'Hanlon
Colm who? That's what many must have been asking after a certain name appeared on last week's list of RTE's top earners.
Colm Hayes currently presents Weekend Breakfast on 2FM, but in 2014, the year for which these most recent published figures apply, he was host of the "yoof" station's drivetime show, for which the former pirate-radio DJ was apparently receiving the princely sum of €169,992 each year.
Should we begrudge him his good fortune? Stars are paid what they can negotiate. There are no rules as such. Hayes was in demand and being rewarded accordingly.