Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Broadcasting and Media in Ireland: Statements (Resumed)
For clarification, I would not support a subsidy for local radio stations because we already collect one for a certain organisation and then subdivide it among another 32. This is, in effect, a subsidy as well. I am absolutely in favour of the abolition of the 2% levy but I do not believe in subsidising commercial enterprises. I do not see the sense of collecting the licence fee and then apportioning it across 32 other organisations.