Possibility Of New Fee Introduced To Support All Media

It's been suggested by a midlands senator.

A midlands senator is floating the idea of a fee to support all media, not just RTÉ.

Longford's Micheál Carrigy has proposed 50% of that could go to the State Broadcaster. a quarter will be used to fund an enhanced Sound and Vision scheme, while 25% would be available for all media, local and national.

The Oireachtas Media Committee was divided yesterday on a report's recommendation to abolish the TV license fee.

However, Senator Carrigy says he believes people would be happy to pay a charge for their local media:

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