According to a report published in The Irish Independent, RTÉ is to set to apply to the Government for a television licence fee increase that would bring the cost of a having a TV to around €152 a year.
WGI welcome RTÉ’s request for an increase in the license fee.
A licence fee currently costs €107 annually. It is understood that RTÉ will apply for an increase in the region of €45.
The income to RTÉ from licence fees this year is expected to be €112 million. A fee increase of €45 would yield an estimated extra €51 million.