Tag Archives: broadcasting charge

A new broadcasting charge will ensure all devices are brought into the loop for fees, rather than just television sets

Broadcasting charge to be introduced in 2015

  Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte has published proposals to replace the current television licence fee with a public service broadcasting charge. The new charge will apply to every household and will come into effect on 1 January 2015. It will not exceed the current television licence fee of €160. The minister [...]

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Rabbitte rules out TV licence fee increase

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has ruled out any increase in the €160-a-year TV licence fee. RTÉ director general Noel Curran told The Irish Times last Friday that he would like to see the State broadcaster collect a greater proportion of its funding form public sources as it looks to break even by the year [...]

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The forthcoming broadcasting charge will apply to all media devices including tablets, laptops, TVs and smartphones

Could the property tax leave us in a Big Brother world?

The new property tax is almost upon us and no matter what your feeling on the subject is, it certainly looks like there is no way to avoid it. Whether you meet next month’s deadline to return your assessment to the Revenue Commissioners or not, they insist they will start deducting the payments from anyone [...]

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Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte

Everyone must pay broadcasting charge, insists Rabbitte

The Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte has said everyone will have to pay a new broadcasting charge to replace the TV licence, regardless of whether or not they own a television. The Minister told the Dáil that he is due to receive a value-for-money report on the best way of implementing the new broadcasting charge at [...]

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Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte

Broadcast charge not an extra tax, insists Rabbitte

The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has said a new broadcasting charge, if introduced, would not be an additional tax. Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Pat Rabbitte said almost every household, with few exemptions, would be liable for the new charge. He said many people were now accessing public service content through other [...]

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