Ryan Tubridy tops list of RTE's top earners taking home €495,000

Wednesday, January 20

RTÉ has published the earnings of its top ten earners for 2019, with Ryan Tubridy topping the list, followed by Ray D'Arcy and Joe Duffy.

Ryan Tubridy earned €495,000, with Ray D'Arcy second on €450,000 and Joe Duffy in third place with €392,494.

Fourth was the late Marian Finucane who earned €358,013 followed by Sean O'Rourke on €327,988.

Miriam O'Callaghan took sixth place with earnings of €320,000, followed by Claire Byrne with €250,000.

Brendan O'Connor earnings were €220,000, Bryan Dobson €209,282, and Mary Wilson entered the top ten earning €196,961.

In a statement, RTÉ stressed that it had reduced the earnings of its highest-paid presenters by 15% in 2020 as part of a range of cost-cutting measures announced last year.

RTÉ Director General Dee Forbessaid that RTÉ has reduced overall annual operating costs by over €100m since 2008, and last year targeted additional savings of €60m over three years.

“We continue to keep the fees of our highest-paid presenters under constant review," she said.