Pat Kenny firm’s accumulated profits swell to €1.36m
Newstalk and TV3 presenter’s pay from company down 50% on previous year
Newstalk and TV3 current affairs presenter Pat Kenny. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien
Pat Kenny’s media company saw its accumulated profits rise to almost €1.36 million in the year to the end of June 2017, accounts filed to the Companies Office for Pat Kenny Media Services Limited show.
Accumulated profits at the broadcaster’s company increased €163,814 in the period, according to the abridged accounts. This follows a rise of €213,177 in the previous 12 months.
The directors are Mr Kenny – a former Late Late Show and Prime Time presenter – and his wife, Kathy Kenny. Their remuneration from the company halved from €408,099 to €202,150 in the period.
This is not far from Mr Kenny’s peak audience of 151,000, which was recorded in the JNLR survey for July 2016 to the end of June 2017. He is the most popular presenter on Newstalk, although Ivan Yates is closing in with an audience of 145,000 at drive time.
Mr Kenny has also hosted The Pat Kenny Show (previously called Pat Kenny Tonight), TV3’s Wednesday evening current affairs programme, since 2016.