Cash pile at Marian Finucane company rises to €625,000

Joe Duffy’s accumulated profits rise by €62,000 while cash pile rises by €93,000

Accumulated profits at Marian Finucane’s Montrose Services Limited increased by €37,500 to €1.06 million. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Accumulated profits at Marian Finucane’s Montrose Services Limited increased by €37,500 to €1.06 million. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

 

Media companies owned by two of Ireland’s best-paid presenters posted similar results last year with accumulated profits at Marian Finucane’s Montrose Services Limited rising by €37,500 to €1.06 million.

Finucane, who presents a two-hour programme on RTÉ Radio One on Saturdays and Sundays, saw her company’s cash pile rise more than €93,000 to just short of €625,000 for the year ended October 31st, 2017.

Separately, accumulated profits at Joe Duffy’s company, Claddaghgreen Limited, increased by €62,000 to €435,697. Duffy’s cash pile also rose by just shy of €93,000 to €551,244 in the year ended April 2017.

Last August, RTÉ published the salaries of its top 10 earners for 2015 which included Finucane and Duffy.

Duffy, who presents Liveline on weekday afternoons, was the third-highest earner in RTÉ that year with a salary of €389,988. Finucane, meanwhile, was the fifth-highest earner with a salary of €295,000.

Late Late Show presenter Ryan Tubridy was the highest earner in 2015 with a salary of €495,000. Only three of the top 10 on-air earners at the broadcaster were women.