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FG drops plan for broadcasting charge

Charge would have replaced the €160 TV licence

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
14th February, 2016
Fine Gael were planning to introduce a public broadcasting charge Picture: iStock

Fine Gael has finally dropped its plan to introduce a public broadcasting charge for every household.

The charge would have replaced the €160 TV licence and would have applied even to households without a set.

But Fine Gael is anxious not to be seen to be introducing any new charges following the roll-out of property tax and water charges.

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