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17th Aug 2023

Ryan Tubridy willing to accept “significantly less” for new RTÉ salary

Simon Kelly

Talks are ongoing about the presenter’s return to the airwaves.

Ryan Tubridy has signalled that his willing to accept a salary “significantly less” than €200,000 to return to his RTÉ radio hosting duties.

The former Late Late Show host issued a statement yesterday, Wednesday 16, following the release of the long-awaited Grant Thornton review, saying he welcomed the findings.

The report cleared Tubridy and his agent Noel Kelly of having any involvement in the adjustments made by RTÉ to the presenter’s salary from 2017 – 2019.

It also confirmed that the former Late Late Show presenter waived a bonus of €120,000 that he was entitled to.

In his statement, Tubridy said:

“I am committed to re-establishing the confidence and trust of my colleagues and listeners, and I hope that any fair assessment of the findings of today’s report will help in this regard.”

Ryan Tubridy

Ryan Tubridy willing to accept “significantly less” than previous salary

As Tubridy and RTÉ continue talks this week about a return to the airwaves, the presenter has indicated his willingness to accept a salary “significantly less” than €200,000 to host his one-hour weekday radio show, according to an Irish Times source.

It is believed that the salary he received for his his radio show, which he was taken off in June, was around €220,000.

The presenter has also indicated that he would return the €150,000 he received as part of a deal with Late Late Show sponsor Renault to make personal appearances.

It was reported last weekend that RTÉ and Tubridy had entered a ‘delicate stage’ of discussions as the national broadcaster is urgently trying to resolve the matter.

“There is an urgency now to resolving this matter and I hope we can do so in the coming week or so,” RTÉ Director General Kevin Bakhurst told the Sunday Independent.

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