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# Licence Fee

Last year
TV licence fee in place for RTÉ 'utterly broken', Dee Forbes tells committee
The director general of the State broadcaster was appearing before the Committee of Public Accounts this morning.
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# Cuts
RTÉ journalists say plan to cut top presenters' pay 'doesn't go far enough'
The NUJ members have suggested a new rule that no one in the organisation earns more than the top civil service salary.
# Cuts
RTÉ director general says more land at Donnybrook campus will be sold
The national broadcaster has revealed details of a plan which will see 200 jobs cut next year.
# staff cuts
Widespread RTÉ cuts: 200 jobs to go, digital stations scrapped and top presenters hit with 15% pay cut
The national broadcaster revealed details of the plan this evening.
# sign o' the times
Poll: Should the TV licence fee be extended to include watching content on phones and laptops?
The government plans to pivot to a “device independent broadcasting charge” by 2024.
# Licence Fee
'It's not good enough': Committee says better oversight of how RTÉ spends taxpayers' money is needed
It called on RTÉ to sign up to new service-level agreement to ensure there is transparency in how it spends the licence fee money.
# Revenue
Poll: Are RTÉ's orchestras a good use of licence fee money?
The national broadcaster is legally required to maintain orchestras and choirs.
'Move RTÉ outside Dublin and fund it through the sale of the Donnybrook studio'
Moving RTÉ to rural Ireland would create an opportunity to change its funding mechanism away from traditional advertising and the TV licence, writes Marc MacSharry.
# expensive tastes
Man jailed for stealing €175,000 from the BBC to fund 'lifestyle of cars and holidays'
52-year-old Lee Richardson admitted the fraud after being investigated by the London Met Police’s online fraud unit.
# State Papers
Irish people really didn't like paying for their TV licence 30 years ago
The government needed to make savings in 1985, and RTE was very much in the firing line.
# Reality TV
Opinion: what does the prospect of TV3 and RTÉ sharing sports rights mean for Irish fans?
Evolving media landscape may force broadcasting rivals to work together in the future.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about Garth Brooks, the cabinet reshuffle and Google smartphones for robots…
Aaron McKenna: It’s time for voluntary income taxes to fund frivolities like RTÉ
A voluntary income tax system is not one where citizens choose whether to pay any tax at all, but instead gives the option of paying additional contributions services that go beyond the basic function of government, writes Aaron McKenna.
RTÉ contributed €384 million to Irish economy in one year
An independent report also found that RTÉ reduced its operating costs by €87 million between 2008 and 2011.
# Licence Fee
George Hook: Opponents know they can boss Ireland around
The RTÉ pundit was in no mood for niceties after Ireland lost 12-6.
Column: I love RTÉ, but I don’t want an internet tax to pay for it
Is the ‘household broadcasting charge’ really the best we can do to support the Irish media, asks Paul Quigley.
# TV3
A 'brutal, brutal, brutal' year but TV3 remains positive about the future
As it launched its autumn schedule, TV3′s programming director Ben Frow and commercial director Pat Kiely talked recession, financial pressures, RTÉ, David Norris and Tallafornia with this week.
RTÉ Board to be told today that 'it can't run a deficit'
Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte assures senators after questions on whether taxpayer is “getting bang for our buck” with licence fee.
# Broadcasting
Independent broadcasters call for review of RTÉ radio funding
The IBI has called for a “long overdue and comprehensive restructuring” of State-run radio stations as well as the abandonment of the broadcasting levy.
RTÉ says state down €40m a year over unpaid TV licences
Figures were included in report sent to McCarthy’s review group on state assets and liabilities.