Kenny accounts for most of RTÉ’s 30% cut in top presenters’ salaries

The state broadcaster‘s claim of average reduction in pay for stars is questioned as being down to ’one particular person‘

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
15th December, 2019
Kenny accounts for most of RTÉ’s 30% cut in top presenters’ salaries
Broadcaster Pat Kenny. Picture: Rollingnews

RTÉ’s claim of a “30 per cent” cut to the salaries of top earners has been called into question as it has emerged that the departure of Pat Kenny accounted for most of the savings.

Last week, RTÉ executives told TDs and senators they were targeting a 15 per cent reduction in the salaries of the top ten presenters "which is in addition to the 30 per cent reduction that has...

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