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31-07-2013, 14:00   #16
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Well, well, well, who would have thunk it!!.......

Pat getting the pay rise he has been craving for I would imagine......
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Stop joking will ya.
On the Newstalk 2pm news now. He starts on September 2nd.
Sounds like he has completely left RTE (including TV)
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Where does leave Tom Dunne?
On the rock and roll
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Will our tv license bill drop by 4m euro a year then
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Pat Kenny is to leave RTÉ and will take up employment with Newstalk, ending a 41-year career with the national broadcaster.
Mr Kenny was the presenter of numerous highly-rated news and current affairs programmes in RTÉ across four decades.
Among the shows he presented during his time with RTÉ Radio and Television were Today with Pat Kenny, The Late Late Show, Kenny Live, Frontline and Today Tonight.
He was also co-presenter of the Eurovision Song contest in 1988.
Mr Kenny has courted controversy in recent years given the scale of his salary at a time when RTÉ was attempting to reduce its deficit and presenter salary scales.
His salary was €630,000 in 2011, €729,604 in 2009 and €950,976 in 2008.
His departure follows contract negotiations that have been ongoing for several months.
Ouch! Will someone help Pat remove the knife from his back?
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Can only guess Newstalk have promised a long term contract, something RTE are not willing to do for a 65 year old.

That's it RTE, let the real talent go while ye hang onto nitwits like Tubridy and Mooney. FFS...
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What the hell?? Pat Kenny taking over the Tom Dunne slot? Am i going insane or did i just hear that??
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Where does leave Tom Dunne?
Something might happen for him.
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Just thinking... It will be interesting to see what will happen with the John Murray /Miriam Show now.. I think Pat has been carrying them..

Only Moncreiff to avoid on Newstalk now.. Get rid of him and I can leave the radio on NT for the day.
Bets on "Gennnnnnnnuinely" nabbing the slot? 100-1 I'd say - unless, of course, they are thinking of subjecting us Radio 1 listeners to DLB
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dafuq ? I was literally slack-jawed for a moment there
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I can't stand Kenny. Bye bye Newstalk.
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I guess the 5-week break he's on now (on the back of a few weeks not too long ago) is more of the gardening leave variety than actual holidays? A good move for him, a stupid one for RTÉ, their radio listener figures in his slot will probably take a beating.

I hope he will stay on the TV in Prime Time - plenty of precedent of Newstalk / Today FM presenters working RTÉ as well (Hook, Dunphy).
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Well done to Newstalk.
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Always listen to his radio show, much better than his TV work.

Shocker alright.
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