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Consumers’ Association hits out at proposed TV licence fee increase

A consumer watchdog have hit out at RTÉ over their bid to raise the TV licence fee by €15. The State broadcaster has proposed to raise the charge from €160 to €175 a year, with the 9.3% increase earmarked for the production of new programmes. However, the Consumers’ Association of Ireland’s Michael Kilcoyne said there was [...]

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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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1.8 million people in Ireland living on less than €100, according to report

Over 1.8 million people are left with €100 or less to live on after essential bills are paid, according to a new report from the Irish League of Credit Unions. The ‘What’s Left’ tracker records household expenditure and how much disposable income Irish people have. 69% of people have less disposable income than 12 months ago, [...]

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91% of people say they don't feel they get value for money for their TV licence fee

Three quarters of people opposed to proposed household broadcasting charge

Just over three quarters of people do not agree with the government’s proposal for a new household broadcasting charge to replace the current TV licence fee. That’s according to 300 respondents to a poll in MyHome.ie’s Friday Feedback. The results of the straw poll found that 76% did not agree with the proposed new charge, [...]

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People are viewing content in a variety of different ways, prompting the idea for the proposed new household broadcasting charge

Proposed household broadcasting charge – the right or wrong way to do things?

It’s a New Year but 20 days into January, householders are still wondering whether it will be a happy one or not. Homeowners around the country were still debating whether or not they should pay the controversial new household charge when news broke this week of a possible new household broadcasting charge. According to the [...]

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