FG proposals for broadcasting sector could cost RTE €40 million a year

Proposals to change the funding arrangements for the broadcasting sector in the Fine Gael manifesto could cost RTE up to €40 million a year.

19th February, 2011

Proposals to change the funding arrangements for the broadcasting sector in the Fine Gael manifesto could cost RTE up to €40 million a year.

Fine Gael proposes that Irish language station TG4 should be funded directly from the licence fee, rather than by the exchequer and RTE.

The exchequer grant is currently about €34 million, of which €10 million in cash already comes from RTE.

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