RTÉ Faces Cuts
RTÉ is facing vast cuts in the coming year. Presenters pay will drop by 30% from 2008, however many will say this has a lot to be desired when you look at figures back in 2008.
The table below outlines what those 2008 presenters will expect to earn in 2013. Colm Hayes was a newcomer to the list in 2009 and we've used this figure to calculate his drop. We have exclude details on the late Gerry Ryan out of respect.
|Presenter Name||2008 Earnings||2009 Earnings||2013 Expected Earnings|
Other planned cost reductions included the closure of their offices in London. A 25% decrease in sporting rights (2010 budget was around the €40million mark) while retaining an Irish sporting focus and a reduction in the cost acquired programming of 10%.