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#TV licence

# tv-licence - Thursday 23 April, 2020

No plans for TV licence payment moratorium during Covid-19 crisis

RTÉ announced yesterday that it will be availing of the wage subsidy scheme.

# tv-licence - Saturday 28 December, 2019

An ode to Lyric FM: Letters from the public ask RTÉ to protect their 'oasis of calm'

“In our troubled world of Boris, Brexit, Trump and other forms of madness, Lyric is an oasis of culture, calm and beauty.”

# tv-licence - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

'It's fair value for 44c a day': RTÉ boss to make direct appeal to politicians over TV licence reforms

Forbes wants the Government to take action to tackle households evading the licence fee.

# tv-licence - Friday 8 November, 2019

If everyone with a TV paid their licence fee in 2018, RTÉ would have an extra €32 million

As RTÉ restructures its organisation with staff cuts and asset sales, there’s a new focus on Ireland’s high TV licence evasion rates.

# tv-licence - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Government was only told of RTÉ cuts plan this morning - Simon Coveney

Government was only told of RTÉ cuts plan this morning - Simon Coveney

Fianna Fáil deputy leader Dara Calleary told the Tánaiste that “Good media is dying on the vine while you whistle by the graveyard”.

# tv-licence - Friday 2 August, 2019

'Our network is under attack': Postmasters warn post offices could close over new TV licence plans

An Post has said TV licence payments represent an “essential income stream” for postmasters.

From 2024, the government wants to include phones and laptops in your TV licence fee

The government said that the TV licence fee should be replaced by a new charging system.

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.

# tv-licence - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Government official says RTÉ may need 'radical re-thinking' - not more public funding

The State broadcaster had around 100 fewer staff opt for redundancies that it hoped.

# tv-licence - Thursday 18 October, 2018

The government was told that shifting TV licence duties to Revenue would crush post offices

A union representing An Post workers made the claims in a letter to ex-minister Denis Naughten.

# tv-licence - Monday 1 October, 2018

BAI backs 'immediate' €30m-a-year increase in public funding for RTÉ

Ireland’s broadcasting regulator says both RTÉ and TG4 deliver value for Irish audiences.

# tv-licence - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Hotels and businesses may have to pay more for TV licences

Leinster House, which has around 1,000 TVs is only required to pay for one TV licence.

# tv-licence - Saturday 28 April, 2018

TV inspectors carrying out more weekend and evening inspections for unpaid fees

Additional temporary inspectors have also been appointed to improve the compliance rate.

# tv-licence - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

RTÉ says the TV licence fee system needs to be reformed Next Five Years This post contains videos

RTÉ says the TV licence fee system needs to be reformed

But that doesn’t necessarily mean an increase in the fee.

# tv-licence - Sunday 14 January, 2018

There has been a jump in the number of people buying a TV licence in the last year

The jump in the figures over the last year is largely attributed to the public awareness campaign rolled out by the Department of Communications.

# tv-licence - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Poll: Do you pay your TV licence? Tax Evasion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you pay your TV licence?

Calls are being made to transfer the fee collection from An Post to Revenue.

# tv-licence - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Poll: Do you support raising the TV licence fee to €175? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support raising the TV licence fee to €175?

RTÉ has called for the fee to be raised.

# tv-licence - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

RTÉ boss calls for hike in TV licence fee to €175

RTÉ is to post a deficit in its 2016 annual report due to be published soon.

# tv-licence - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Private firm to be hired to chase TV licence evaders

Ireland’s evasion rate stands at 13.75% – much higher than the EU average.

Poll: Do you pay your TV licence? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you pay your TV licence?

It costs €160 a year and every premises with a television is supposed to have one.

# tv-licence - Thursday 4 May, 2017

You won't have to buy a TV licence for your laptop, PC or tablet

The idea to extend the TV licence fee to other devices has been scrapped by Denis Naughten.

# tv-licence - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Evening poll: Should people have to pay their TV licence to watch the RTÉ player? Your Say This post contains a poll

Evening poll: Should people have to pay their TV licence to watch the RTÉ player?

The financial struggles at RTÉ have been in the news a lot in recent days.

# tv-licence - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Poll: Would you pay more for your TV licence? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you pay more for your TV licence?

RTÉ director general Dee Forbes suggested the licence fee should be double its current rate yesterday.

# tv-licence - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Bosco: 'I don't trust the bosses in RTÉ and I'd give them the sack'

Bosco spoke to TheJournal.ie about RTÉ’s decision to outsource children’s programming and also gave some insightful opinions on Donald Trump.

# tv-licence - Friday 2 September, 2016

TV licence required to watch BBC iPlayer in the UK, but no such rules on the way for the RTÉ Player

Minister Denis Naughten is bringing forward plans to crackdown on TV licence fee evasion this autumn.

# tv-licence - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Poll: Should the government replace the TV licence? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government replace the TV licence?

The new communications minister has no intention of bringing in a new charge.

# tv-licence - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Comedian David McSavage convicted and fined for not paying TV licence arrears

He previously told the court he was against paying due to his grievance with the way RTÉ spends taxpayers’ money.

# tv-licence - Friday 22 April, 2016

RTÉ loves David McSavage even if he doesn’t love them

The comedian has criticised the state broadcaster and refused to pay his TV licence.

Does David McSavage have a TV licence or not? He doesn't seem to know

The courts say he does, he says he doesn’t.

# tv-licence - 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.

# tv-licence - Monday 14 December, 2015

Whatever happened to that broadcasting charge we were supposed to pay this year?

It was supposed to replace the TV licence but it hasn’t happened. Will it ever?

# tv-licence - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Could RTÉ sell off some its Donnybrook land to make some cash?

Alex White said RTÉ “needs to be vigilant with their costs”.

# tv-licence - Friday 27 February, 2015

Single mother from Donegal jailed for not paying her TV licence

She was taken by taxi to the Dóchas centre, where she was held for three hours.

# tv-licence - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Did you pay your TV licence last year? A lot of people in Kerry didn't

Due to the size of the city, Dublin topped new figures on summonses.

# tv-licence - 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…

# tv-licence - Monday 5 May, 2014

Britain wants to stop sending people to jail over tv licences - but Ireland is unlikely to follow suit

Britain sent 51 people to jail last year for not paying their tv licence – while Ireland imprisoned 411 people.

# tv-licence - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

RTÉ proposes 'modest increase in public funding' over next five years

The broadcaster said that this would enable it to significantly improve its service to audiences.

# tv-licence - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

'We don't have cavemen here': Property tax register may be used for broadcast charge

Pat Rabbitte has expressed some scepticism that there are people in Ireland who don’t access public service content at all.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

Want your say on the new Broadcast Charge? The consultation period is now open

The new charge is due to come in at the start of 2015 and will replace the current TV licence.

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