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Gaybo 'no' to pounds 30,000.

GAY Byrne once turned down pounds 30,000 to mingle at a posh party in the Far East.

The former Late Late Show host tops the A-List of Irish celebrities who earn thousands for simply appearing at functions.

Sports star Roy Keane charges is said to charge pounds 14,000 for opening an event.

Former soccer star Paul McGrath, still hugely popular with his Irish fans, is paid up to pounds 2,500 for a personal appearance.

New rugby sensation Brian O'Driscoll can be booked for pounds 4,000 while Northern comedian Patrick Kielty gets paid pounds 12,000 for an after dinner speech.

Other in-demand stars include Gerry Ryan, Pat Kenny and Anne Doyle.
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