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#Licence Fee

# licence-fee - Thursday 20 January, 2022

TV licence fee in place for RTÉ 'utterly broken', Dee Forbes tells committee
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

TV licence fee in place for RTÉ 'utterly broken', Dee Forbes tells committee

Jan 20th 2022, 1:59 PM 38,472 Views 114 Comments

The director general of the State broadcaster was appearing before the Committee of Public Accounts this morning.

# licence-fee - Friday 22 November, 2019

RTÉ journalists say plan to cut top presenters' pay 'doesn't go far enough'
# Cuts
# Cuts

RTÉ journalists say plan to cut top presenters' pay 'doesn't go far enough'

Nov 22nd 2019, 3:46 PM 22,740 Views 63 Comments

The NUJ members have suggested a new rule that no one in the organisation earns more than the top civil service salary.

# licence-fee - Thursday 7 November, 2019

RTÉ director general says more land at Donnybrook campus will be sold
# Cuts
# Cuts

RTÉ director general says more land at Donnybrook campus will be sold

Nov 7th 2019, 10:47 PM 15,982 Views 39 Comments

The national broadcaster has revealed details of a plan which will see 200 jobs cut next year.

# licence-fee - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Widespread RTÉ cuts: 200 jobs to go, digital stations scrapped and top presenters hit with 15% pay cut
# Staff Cuts
# Staff Cuts

Widespread RTÉ cuts: 200 jobs to go, digital stations scrapped and top presenters hit with 15% pay cut

Nov 6th 2019, 11:26 PM 54,581 Views 171 Comments

The national broadcaster revealed details of the plan this evening.

# 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
# Sign O' The Times

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

Aug 2nd 2019, 8:14 AM 38,888 Views 166 Comments

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
# Licence Fee
# Licence Fee

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

Mar 28th 2018, 6:41 PM 16,107 Views 45 Comments

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
# Revenue

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

Nov 10th 2017, 9:57 AM 41,516 Views 152 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 2nd 2017, 6:30 AM 15,929 Views 105 Comments

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'
# Expensive Tastes
# Expensive Tastes

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

Jul 19th 2017, 3:15 PM 18,486 Views 5 Comments

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
# State Papers
# State Papers

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

Dec 30th 2015, 6:30 PM 15,303 Views 64 Comments

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

# licence-fee - Monday 30 November, 2015

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

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

Nov 30th 2015, 2:48 PM 8,538 Views 19 Comments

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
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jul 8th 2014, 10:58 PM 16,120 Views 10 Comments

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
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Apr 13th 2013, 9:00 PM 73 Views 68 Comments

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
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

RTÉ contributed €384 million to Irish economy in one year

Apr 10th 2013, 4:35 PM 7,855 Views 79 Comments

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

# licence-fee - Sunday 10 February, 2013

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

George Hook: Opponents know they can boss Ireland around

Feb 10th 2013, 7:47 PM 4,673 Views 11 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Sep 23rd 2012, 8:30 AM 141 Views 114 Comments

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
# TV3

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

Aug 25th 2012, 8:00 AM 9,970 Views 25 Comments

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'
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

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

Feb 23rd 2012, 8:00 AM 2,614 Views 34 Comments

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
# Broadcasting
# Broadcasting

Independent broadcasters call for review of RTÉ radio funding

Sep 14th 2011, 12:12 PM 215 Views 0 Comments

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
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

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

May 1st 2011, 2:27 PM 1,388 Views 0 Comments

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