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Martin promises a household media charge to boost RTÉ

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has pledged to bring a new household charge for cash-strapped RTÉ, and wants Revenue to collect it

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
29th September, 2019

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has pledged to bring a new household charge for cash-strapped RTÉ, and wants Revenue to collect it.

Households without TVs, but with access to online RTÉ services do not have to pay the €160 licence fee under existing legislation. RTÉ has called for a so-called household media charge to be applied to boost its revenues, but the government recently delayed any introduction of such a...

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