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# TV Licences

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# Your Say
Poll: Should pensioners in Ireland have to pay for their TV licence?
Free TV licences for up to 3.7m pensioners are being scrapped in the UK.
# no escape
Sky and UPC may have to hand over customer data in crackdown on licence fee dodgers
Communications minister Alex White wants to catch fee evaders.
# Poll
Poll: Do you agree with the early release of short-term prisoners?
Someone jailed for four weeks can now be released after three.
# Budget 2014
RTÉ to take €5m hit as Dept of Social Protection cuts free TV licences payment
Current recipients of free licences will not be affected, has learned – instead, the State broadcaster will take brunt of the cut.
# Excuses excuses
The most common excuses Irish people give for not paying their tv licence
“Oh, I don’t live here, I’m just visiting a friend.”
# Britain
Rich pensioners 'should give back any handouts they don't need'
Free bus travel, free television licences, heating bill payments – one Conservative minister in Britain has suggested rich pensioners may not need them all.
# Paperround
Cranky Clerys, faltering Arnotts, an underslept Ambassador and angry Croke Park ticket holders
Paperround: Your digested guide to the Sunday broadsheets.