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Thread: RTE bailout of Gerry Ryan's family

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    Default RTE bailout of Gerry Ryan's family

    I was away last weekend and just catching up on "news" now, and say a comments in other boards about RTE proposing to assist Gerry Ryan's family because he left them in such dire straits. I didn't see anything about this other than the negative response by letter writers and bloggers, so I was wondering if anyone has any details...it does seem ludicrous that a self-employed contractor to RTE, earning over €500k a year for more than 10 years would be considered a hardship case by the national broadcaster, and that they would consider giving tax payers money to help out his family.

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    Surely, Gerry contributed to some pension fund ?

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    Why don't you discuss your baseless gossipy rumours on that other board rather than a political one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanad voter View Post
    Surely, Gerry contributed to some pension fund ?
    The Lehman Brothers High Leverage Toxic Real Estate Pension fund.

    35% return per annum guaranteed
    Last edited by grafter1; 28th May 2010 at 11:45 AM.

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    It'd help if you could supply a link to the story.

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    read that too, was in a few papers. If he was employed a s aself employed person and not as an employee, then RTE shouldn't touch it. Ryan got 1/2 a mill a year, if he invested badly thats his problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciarán Mac Mathghamhna View Post
    It'd help if you could supply a link to the story.
    That's actually my problem - I can only find letters in the Times and Independent from Mon complaining about it, but no sign of the original article, so i was hoping to get some input from this board because it's something I'd like to learn more about.

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    there is a difference between tax payer and licence payer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by onthefence View Post
    there is a difference between tax payer and licence payer!
    Not when it comes to RTE surely? Are we wxpected to believe that the only funds keeping RTE afloat are the TV licence?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by onthefence View Post
    there is a difference between tax payer and licence payer!
    In real terms the license fee is just another form of tax, hence the simplification, sorry.

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