- Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
This Petition is setup to abolish the need to have a TV licence in Ireland. The idea of a TV Licence is to create a government fund which will produce grants to fund our national broadcasting station so it will be broadcasted freely for the citizens of that country.
Ireland's national broadcasting station is RTÉ, unlike some UK television stations (BBC1 & 2), RTÉ shows advertisements during the broadcasting of its shows, these advertisements fund the running of the station and broadcasting.
This means that there is no need for these grants which ultimately end up paying the likes of Pat Kenny's wages of circa €1m per year, this is just another way of the Irish Government needlessly taxing the Irish people.
The only other alternative is for RTÉ to stop broadcasting advertisements during its programs!