Thursday January 23, 2020

Entitled millennials lead backlash against TV licence fee

Older people are used to getting what they pay for. The young pay sweet FA. How to convince them of RTE’s value?

1st September, 2019

I feel I’ve spent the last week in a dragon’s den. In my previous column I put myself out as a supporter of public service broadcasting and by implication some part of what RTÉ provides. The response was, to say the least, instructive. People have strong views on the matter. There’s any amount of passion about RTÉ, and occasional notes of pride in it, but not so much that you’d get the impression the public...

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