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#Licence Fee

# licence-fee - Friday 2 August, 2019

Poll: Should the TV licence fee be extended to include watching content on phones and laptops? Sign O' The Times This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the TV licence fee be extended to include watching content on phones and laptops?

The government plans to pivot to a “device independent broadcasting charge” by 2024.

# licence-fee - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

'It's not good enough': Committee says better oversight of how RTÉ spends taxpayers' money is needed

It called on RTÉ to sign up to new service-level agreement to ensure there is transparency in how it spends the licence fee money.

# licence-fee - Friday 10 November, 2017

Poll: Are RTÉ's orchestras a good use of licence fee money? Revenue This post contains a poll

Poll: Are RTÉ's orchestras a good use of licence fee money?

The national broadcaster is legally required to maintain orchestras and choirs.

# licence-fee - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

'Move RTÉ outside Dublin and fund it through the sale of the Donnybrook studio'

Moving RTÉ to rural Ireland would create an opportunity to change its funding mechanism away from traditional advertising and the TV licence, writes Marc MacSharry.

# licence-fee - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Man jailed for stealing €175,000 from the BBC to fund 'lifestyle of cars and holidays'

52-year-old Lee Richardson admitted the fraud after being investigated by the London Met Police’s online fraud unit.

# licence-fee - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Irish people really didn't like paying for their TV licence 30 years ago

The government needed to make savings in 1985, and RTE was very much in the firing line.

# licence-fee - Monday 30 November, 2015

From The42 Opinion: what does the prospect of TV3 and RTÉ sharing sports rights mean for Irish fans? Reality TV

Opinion: what does the prospect of TV3 and RTÉ sharing sports rights mean for Irish fans?

Evolving media landscape may force broadcasting rivals to work together in the future.

# licence-fee - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix This post contains videos

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about Garth Brooks, the cabinet reshuffle and Google smartphones for robots…

# licence-fee - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Aaron McKenna: It’s time for voluntary income taxes to fund frivolities like RTÉ

A voluntary income tax system is not one where citizens choose whether to pay any tax at all, but instead gives the option of paying additional contributions services that go beyond the basic function of government, writes Aaron McKenna.

# licence-fee - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

RTÉ contributed €384 million to Irish economy in one year

An independent report also found that RTÉ reduced its operating costs by €87 million between 2008 and 2011.

# licence-fee - Sunday 10 February, 2013

From The42 George Hook: Opponents know they can boss Ireland around Licence Fee

George Hook: Opponents know they can boss Ireland around

The RTÉ pundit was in no mood for niceties after Ireland lost 12-6.

# licence-fee - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Column: I love RTÉ, but I don’t want an internet tax to pay for it

Is the ‘household broadcasting charge’ really the best we can do to support the Irish media, asks Paul Quigley.

# licence-fee - Saturday 25 August, 2012

A 'brutal, brutal, brutal' year but TV3 remains positive about the future TV3

A 'brutal, brutal, brutal' year but TV3 remains positive about the future

As it launched its autumn schedule, TV3′s programming director Ben Frow and commercial director Pat Kiely talked recession, financial pressures, RTÉ, David Norris and Tallafornia with TheJournal.ie this week.

# licence-fee - Thursday 23 February, 2012

RTÉ Board to be told today that 'it can't run a deficit'

Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte assures senators after questions on whether taxpayer is “getting bang for our buck” with licence fee.

# licence-fee - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Independent broadcasters call for review of RTÉ radio funding

The IBI has called for a “long overdue and comprehensive restructuring” of State-run radio stations as well as the abandonment of the broadcasting levy.

# licence-fee - Sunday 1 May, 2011

RTÉ says state down €40m a year over unpaid TV licences

Figures were included in report sent to McCarthy’s review group on state assets and liabilities.