RTÉ to bring forward high salaries reveal

RTÉ has confirmed it will bring forward the publication of fees paid to its Top 10 most highly-paid presenters, and expects to release details shortly.

It comes as the broadcaster revealed that 101 of its employees earn over €100,000 a year and that it would begin a review of pay based on gender. Communications Minister Denis Naughten said he’s concerned about the possibility of a gender pay gap within the organisation.

RTÉ said today in a statement: “In line with our public commitment, RTÉ has been publishing details of the fees of its top ten highest earners for a number of years. RTÉ can also confirm that a review of role and gender equality across the organisation will take place, and will announce more details of that review soon, while affirming that RTÉ complies with all obligations under legislation.

“As an equal opportunities employer with a close-to 50/50 gender split across the organisation, RTÉ takes its obligations very seriously. An overview of salaries paid to RTÉ staff, broken into salary bands, is available on our website

The statement from RTÉ also comes just days after the BBC was forced to reveal details of its highest paid staff, earning over £150,000.

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