SBP editorial: RTÉ must show that it spends money wisely

4th August, 2019

Last week, the government announced it was overhauling the much-criticised television licence fee and replacing it with a new “device-independent broadcasting charge”.

So far, it’s not clear how such a new charge would work, and the fundamental question of whether the licence fee will rise has not been addressed.

Granted, there is an argument that a new collection regime will eliminate the relatively high level of evasion, which stands at roughly...

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