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Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny seemed unperturbed by criticism levelled at him for not attending the live leaders’ debate last night, saying that his meeting in Letirim was the “first political meeting that has been streamed live on the internet”.
Denis Naughten, the new communications minister, confirmed in the Dáil this week that he had “no plans to replace the current television licence fee with an alternative funding mechanism” – adding that he would be looking at ways to crack down on evasion.
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