We're paid peanuts compared to soccer stars, says Pat Kenny


#95

Apology accepted.


#96

High-larious. Have you considered a career in showbusiness? I believe the terms in the state broadcaster are quite good, and you would fit right in.


#97

Touché.


#98

#99

Plank on the frontline. “If we didn’t pay the 700million and if we don’t pay the 1.2billion due in January, then that’s 2.9 billion we have saved”.

:unamused:

I guess when you have taxpayers cash coming out your arse you don’t have to worry about household budgets and maths and stuff. And if you want something you can always steal it. 8)


#100

But Plank is a qualified engineer for fex sake!
With those kind of maths he shoulda been an economist! :open_mouth:


#101

Kenny: I’m working a lot harder for lot less -> independent.ie/national-news … 33648.html


#102

or up 20,000 on his 2007 wage. Poor old cow patt


#103

And…CUT! That’s a wrap folks.


#104

Not before time! I remember a few years back reading that John Kelly was on several hundred thousand grand for, basically playing his favourite music on the radio for an hour a day, and hosting a weekly roundtable chat about movies, photographic exhibitions and the latest novels etc. I like the guy and he’s got good taste in music but a job like that is worth about the same as a middle-ranking Civil Servant.


#105

Na céadta milliún?


#106

Sorry, I’m from the English-speaking part of Dublin.


#107

Na céadta míle mar a tharlaíonn - out by a factor of 1000!


#108

Ní gá duit a labhairt i mBéarla in aon chuid de Bhaile Átha Cliath. Is féidir leat Gaeilge a labhairt in áit ar bith anois.


#109

Coles, according to the census there are 1.5 million people who can speak Irish. I imagine that this is the number who can actually speak Irish as opposed to those who learned it in school but can’t speak it within a few years of graduating. I fall into the latter category having had good spoken and written Irish at one time but now I have to read your line above a few times to understand it completely. And I could not properly give directions to someone now on the fly. Do you think there are really 1.5 million people who can speak it?


#110

I’ve only heard one Irish conversation in Kilkenny in the last ten years. A friend who’s in to her Irish tried to start up a weekly Irish language social evening in a local pub, a few Irish teachers turned up and it didn’t last very long.

I dealt a lot with the public and when someone greeted me in Irish I’d asked if they could speak it, the usual response was “like fuck I do”. Now this thread is about Pat Kenny, I agree, he’s a complete…


#111

A lot of people seem confused about the 30% paycut, many think it’s on top of the cuts the top guys already took, when it is an broadening of the scope of the cut, i.e. no change to Pat Kenny but now applies to other less well paid staff.


#112

So can we expect a Mr Duffy from D4 to be calling into LiveLine during the week to complain about how the cuts are hurting ordinary decent working people & not the Banker scum who got us into the shite ? :angry:


#113

irishtimes.com/news/ireland … 0?mode=amp

Plank objects to proposed apartments by his gaff


#114

Long time coming after the court battle but 10 years later, we’ve got boomtime prices and we’re back in business

Their objection is clear:

That’s high quality jargon; even Ireland’s best paid presenter would pay good money for that 8)