Tubridy to take 10% pay cut

Monday 09 March 2009 13.42
Ryan Tubridy - To take pay cut
Ryan Tubridy - To take pay cut

RTÉ presenter Ryan Tubridy has announced that he will take a 10% pay cut.

In a statement, Mr Tubridy said until now, he had not been in a position to take a pay cut, but that his legal situation had changed in recent days.

The move comes two days after RTÉ Director General Cathal Goan announced the national broadcaster had proposed pay cuts for its 2,300 staff.

He said the cuts would be as fair as possible, with those who earn more giving more.

RTÉ is currently forecasting a shortfall of approximately €68 million or 15% in total revenue for 2009.