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

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

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,...

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