In a speech at Dublin City University, the Director General of the national broadcaster Noel Curran admitted that economic realities will force huge pay-cuts on some of its biggest names.
And if they don’t like it, he added – we’re paraphrasing here – then they can feck off somewhere else for work.
His actual words were, “We may, during this process of renegotiation lose some of our most talented and loved presenters to our competitors. That would be very regrettable, but if some choose to leave, we will adjust, find new voices and new ways to deliver services and programmes.”
full article at source: http://www.joe.ie/entertainment/entertainment-news/poor-mouths-rtes-highest-earners-to-swallow-massive-pay-cuts-0016831-1
About time these peacocks have their elaborate feathers severely cut and I mean “Severely”
Cowen denies unemployment a ‘low priority’
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 11:39
(Unelected) Taoiseach Brian Cowen has rejected an assertion by Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore that unemployment is a low priority for the Government.
Brian Cowen said the Government had increased the number of training places for the unemployed.
He said jobs were created on the basis of a more competitive economy and predicted net employment creation next year on the basis of current Government strategy.
Eamon Gilmore said the situation was hopelessly depressing for people out of work.
He described as ‘socially unsustainable’ the situation in which one in three young men was on the dole.
Mr Gilmore criticised what he referred to as the Government’s residual theory of employment and encouraged the Taoiseach to come up with a strategy to get the unemployed back to work.