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Following the failure of license fee collection systems, RTE Chairperson “Moya Doherty” stated that people who download RTE content online should pay a fee.

This was phrased as a device charge rather than a tv charge.

License fee evasion rates in Ireland are amongst the highest in Europe which is costing jobs according to RTE.

Doherty stated “Other countries in Europe have managed to fix their collection method, I don’t see why RTÉ should be the outlier here.”

-Sam Fitzsimons