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Poll: Would an increase in TV licence inspections encourage you to pay it?

During 2012, 272 people were jailed for not paying the charge.

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TELEVISION LICENCE INSPECTIONS are set to increase.

According to The Sunday Business Post, inspectors will be working later in the evenings and on weekends to catch people out. They will also be working off a new incentive – a bonus – if they outdo the national target set by An Post.

Almost 11,500 cases were heard to court last year for not paying the €160 television licence fee, while 272 people were jailed for not paying the charge. In 2012, 1,003,860 licences were sold, down €217 million in a year.

So, today we want to know: Would an increase in TV licence inspections encourage you to pay it?


Poll Results:

I already pay my TV licence (1835)
I don't know (1243)
No (1083)
Yes (93)




Read: The most common excuses Irish people give for not paying their tv licence>

More: Almost 11,500 people in court for not paying TV licence>

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