RTÉ reveal their 10 highest paid broadcasters and what they earn 2 years ago

RTÉ reveal their 10 highest paid broadcasters and what they earn

The full rankings have been revealed.

Ryan Tubridy recently soldiered through what was a by all accounts a thoroughly enjoyable edition of The Late Late Toy Show.


Hosting the annual show is no easy task - you try to deal with dozens of extremely excited kids and their toys for around three hours, all while more than 1.5 million people tune in to watch.

But as tough as the gig is, Tubridy was paid handsomely for it.

The Late Late Show presenter earned €495,000 in 2016 as he topped the list of RTÉ's highest paid presenters for the year.

In second place was Ray D'Arcy with a measly €450,000 for the year.

The list is compiled for the earnings made two years ago, as is done every year, so these rankings show the top 10 highest earners for 2016.

Here is the top 10 in full. Prepare to feel extremely jealous...

  1. Ryan Tubridy - €495,000
  2. Ray D'Arcy - €450,000
  3. Joe Duffy - €398,000
  4. Sean O'Rourke - €308,964
  5. Marian Finucane - €300,167
  6. Miriam O'Callaghan - €299,000
  7. Claire Byrne - €216,000
  8. Bryan Dobson - €198,600
  9. George Hamilton - €186,195
  10. Mary Wilson - €185,679

RTÉ Director-General Dee Forbes said:

"The audited figures released today for 2016 sees RTÉ maintain our commitment to reduce these earnings by 30% as compared to 2008 levels, while continuing to value the significant contribution our presenters make, and to RTÉ's ability to optimise commercial revenue to support Ireland's public media.

"This will continue to be an area of focus for me. Within a challenging marketplace and in the absence of meaningful funding reform, we are making significant efforts to reduce costs across the organisation, in addition to the considerable reduction in operating costs implemented since 2008."