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Tubs earns over €500k

RTE star Ryan Tubridy saw profits at his media firm increase by 75pc within the year.

RTE figures show that the Late Late Show host earned €519,667 from RTE in 2009.

Profits for Ryan's company, Tuttle Productions, increased from €34,396 to €60,446 in the 12 months to the end of August last year. The company also paid an additional €38,382 in VAT/ PAYE/PRSI in 2011.

Another RTE host Eamon Dunphy saw profits at his firm jump by 20pc within the year detailed. According RTE, Mr Dunphy was hit by the largest cut of RTE's top 10 earners.