Ryan Tubridy recently stated that he gets “big numbers” of texts calling for the deportation of any guests he has on his show with a diversity background but he never he reads them out, neglecting his obligation to reflect public opinion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGuMBU4l72U
Ryan is the grandson of Fianna Fáil TD Seán Tubridy. His maternal grandfather, Todd Andrews was appointed Chairman of the RTÉ Authority in 1966. His uncle was former Fianna Fáil TD and Minister of Finance David Andrews. His first cousin is Fianna Fáil MEP Barry Andrews. King Edward III of England is a paternal ancestor, as revealed on Who Do You Think You Are? in 2009
In December 2018, RTE published the list of salaries paid to its top 10 personalities in 2016. Ryan Tubridy's salary was listed as €495,000.