COMMENT: RTE pay heading in right direction
The 2009 figures for RTE stars' pay shows a welcome downward trend in fees commanded by some of the broadcaster's big names, writes Catherine O'Mahony.
To a degree, the numbers contained in RTE's latest statement on its top stars' earnings have to be taken with a pinch of salt.
The top ten list showed Pat Kenny on top, followed by the (since-deceased) Gerry Ryan, Ryan Tubridy and Marian Finucane.
Since the figures are based on 2009 earnings (RTE always issues these numbers with a large time lag), they are out of date.
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