Political cowardice on the great dilemma of properly funding RTÉ
The critical issue of funding public service broadcasting has been kicked down the road with yet another report to be delivered next September, almost certainly after a general election
Here we go again. For the third time in the lifetime of the current Dáil, the future and funding of public service broadcasting is to be examined. First, the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications invited submissions from broadcasters and the public and held public hearings before publishing its report on the subject in 2018. Then an inter-departmental working group considered the issue again, reporting earlier this year to communications minister Richard Bruton.
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