Dáil Passes Motion For Licence Fee To Be Invested In Local Radio

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The Dáil’s passed a motion calling for licence fee money to be invested in independent radio stations.

The Fianna Fáil motion was passed with the full support of the house.

However, the government has rowed back on a commitment to scrap the broadcasting tax on independent radio stations, instead stating that the levy would only be halved at best.


Ennis Fine Gael Senator Martin Conway feels independent broadcasters need more supports in an era when social media giants are resulting in increased competition for advertisers.