Wednesday July 8, 2020

RTÉ provides a good service, it deserves a licence fee increase

In the long term, the television licence fee – a relic of a by-gone era – needs to be reformed to something closer to a public service broadcast charge

30th June, 2019

Subscriptions to newspapers, magazines and streaming websites are all the rage at the moment and a huge segment of the Irish population has at least one, if not more, of such subscriptions.

They don’t come cheap. Just take a quick survey of the market. At €5.90 a week, a digital-only subscription to the Financial Times will cost €306.80. At €7.99 a month, a yearly subscription to the most basic Netflix package is €95.88. Sky Television,...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Many of us have achieved a new life balance that might just be the real ‘new normal’

Sharyn McAndrew | 1 month ago

Property firms such as QRE are dealing with the coronavirus lockdown by trying to maintain some normality in their day-to-day business

Conor Whelan | 1 month ago

Hardline opposition to EU solidarity in funding the cost of Covid-19 is driven by German allergy to ‘imprudent’ spending, and by Dutch politicians fearing the transfer of funds to southern countries would provoke a far-right backlash

Barry J Whyte | 2 months ago