RTE is looking for an increase in the license fee because their ad revenue is falling, according to the Irish Examiner. This is despite the fact that the license fee is supposed to be linked to inflation, which means the license fee should be cut.
The Examiner has another story saying that the cost of living has fallen by 4.7% over the last year. Therefore we should be getting a €8 cut in the cost of our television license. There is no argument for anything other than reduction in the license fee. And the government should tell RTE to drop dead.