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RTE Salaries


breakingnews

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RTE salaries for the past two years have been released. Pat Kenny is number 1 with over 900,000, then Gerry Ryan, Marian Funicane at €570,000 for four hours a week (3 months off), Tubridy fourth and Joe Duffy, the man of the people is on €407,000, comes in fifth.

Also in the list - Derek Mooney, Sean O'Rourke, Miriam O'Callaghan, Eamon Dunphy and George Hamilton.

Scandalous amounts of money for the holidays they get and the work they do.
 

dipole

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If they were on programs that could be sold abroad then perhaps it could be justified but not on the disposable local programming they produce.
Top Gear presenters at least have a product which is seen by 350M people worldwide.
 

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I think Miriam should be paid more

she knows how to respect good politicians
 

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The most incredible thing of all is that competition is no excuse at all in this case. If that fat, obnoxious fk Gerry Ryan was told he was getting paid €200k, what the hell could he do about it? There isn't another broadcaster who would pay him more. And the idea he could go to the UK and get the same is laughable. Ditto the rest of this lot. Bloody ridiculous.
 

dipole

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Graham Norton didn't perform for BBC so he had to renegotiate his contract downward but here there appears to be no connect between viewing figures and salary..
 

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The Gatekeepers are paid more than their Masters

I now know why the Irish people are not on the streets, as they would be in France.

The gatekeepers of the airwaves, who are "much-loved" by the same Irish people are on silly money.

Nothing personal, but think how much power the following people have in Irish society:

Marian Finuncane
Pat Kenny
Ryan Tubridy
Joe Duffy

They allow a little bit of steam to be blown off, but ultimately, their role is to damp down anger.

Paid for out of public money, they earn more than the Taoiseach. They are in the same league as top bankers.

Thus they promote a because I'm worth it culture.

Were we, en masse, to turn against such a culture, we would turn against them, too (or at least their pay and conditions).

No top banker or politician or media personality paid for out of public money is worth 10-30 the average industrial wage.

Geraldine Kennedy was allowing herself to be paid c. 400,000 whilst standards at the Irish Times were plummetting and its property and recruitment supplements raked in the cash and while the "economists" it regularly featured and who told us we were in a for a soft landing went practically unchallenged, but that's another story.
 
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If they were on programs that could be sold abroad then perhaps it could be justified but not on the disposable local programming they produce.
Top Gear presenters at least have a product which is seen by 350M people worldwide.
That's a good comparison; Richard Hammond in 2008 was on £225K per series - £15k per episode. Presumably Jeremy Clarkson was on more. But the series is an international moneyspinner.

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That's a good comparison; Richard Hammond in 2008 was on £225K per series - £15k per episode. Presumably Jeremy Clarkson was on more. But the series is an international moneyspinner.

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And now his contracts up, he wants double: Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond wants salary doubled to £30,000 per show after contract ends | Hamster's 2006 crash | The Sun |Showbiz|TV

And he's not the main presenter. Clarkson is, who earns about 2 million. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/7093546/Jeremy

Joe Duffy has 10% of the country listening to his show every day. Tubby has increased the ratings of everything he's touched. We'll see in a few months when the figures come out what effect Gerry Ryan's death has had on the RTE slot, which will be an interesting indicator as to listenership habits.
 

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I'm not sure if you ever bothered to listen to it (You admitted you hadn't before you submitted your laughable complaint) but he was playing devil's avocado because there was no one coming on air in support of Callely. He did the same thing that Cooper, Hook and every other interviewer does in that sort of situation, try to get the most extreme feeedback from the person he's talking to, by flat out reversing their POV.

He does this because (Mindless as I find his show) he knows his trade, knows how to run a show, knows what his audience wants and knows how to give it to them. That's why twice as many people listen to him every day as voted for Labour in the last GE.
 

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these people should be on the salaries of BBC radio MAnchester or another regional media outlets of similar size to Ireland. Its not the presenters that assure RTE big audiences, its the market dominance , the programme itself and the production values etc. Does the late debate get more people than when VB did it? Will the Gerry Ryan slot fall that much with a new regular presenter? Doubt it.
 

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That's why twice as many people listen to him every day...
That's an opinion as to why so many people listen to his show.

The show was built up by Marian Finuncane at a time when RTE had much less competition nationwide.

Also, there is strong loyalty to RTE which allow RTE staffers to start with at least a couple hundred thousand listeners. Plus cross-over free plugs on national TV.

I would venture there are at least a dozen people out there who would do a better job (including better researched) in his slot for one sixth of the cash.
 

Éireann go Brách

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What do the big stars/earners in TV3 and private radio stations earn?
What do RTE's competition in Ireland get paid?
What do the stars of UTV and local scottish and wales stations(S4C) get paid

The crazy weather guy on TV3 for example what does he get?;)

Anyone know?
 

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That's an opinion as to why so many people listen to his show.

The show was built up by Marian Finuncane at a time when RTE had much less competition nationwide.

Also, there is strong loyalty to RTE which allow RTE staffers to start with at least a couple hundred thousand listeners. Plus cross-over free plugs on national TV.

I would venture there are at least a dozen people out there who would do a better job (including better researched) in his slot for one sixth of the cash.
I think that's one for debate, and that the figures we get from RTE2 for the Gerry Ryan slot will be very interesting. If they were to hold solid then there's far less of an argument to pay Duffy what he's on. Tubbs obviously would be a different story due to the marked increase in ratings for everything he's touched.
 

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Joe Duffy has 10% of the country listening to his show every day.
And the point is, that's only 400,000 people. For on the international scale of things, that's not a lot, but our presenters seem to demand high salaries by international standards.

Terry Wogan's salary was £800K. His audience? 8 million. That's 10p per person. Joe Duffy gets €408,889 - that's around €1 a person.

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RTE Salaries? Yet another example of the semi state, public representatives or higher echelon public sector riding high on the hog. The public purse is theirs to rape and pillage and ours to fill...
 

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How much ad revenue did Terry Wogan bring in?
 

Gryire

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RTE Salaries? Yet another example of the semi state, public representatives or higher echelon public sector riding high on the hog. The public purse is theirs to rape and pillage and ours to fill...
Why are we even surprised. When Kenny was challanged by a member of the public on TV, the guy was escorted off the premises.
 
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