The salaries for the 10 highest paid RTÉ presenters came to almost €3 million in 2019

The amount was almost the same as 2018, although the broadcaster says it has since cut pay even further.

New figures from RTE show Ryan Tubridy remains the best paid broadcaster at the station, earning just under half a million euro in 2019.

Ray Darcy, Joe Duffy, Sean O'Rourke and the late Marian Finucane rounded out the top five.

The four were paid between €328,000 and €450,000 each.

The combined pay for the top 10 presenters was €2.9 million, down slightly from 3.2 million in 2018.

RTE says it has since cut the salaries of its top earners by a further 15% in 2020.
 

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