Now there is no escape. Or so it would appear. The Programme for Government has proposed an end to the TV licence and its replacement with a public broadcasting charge which every household will have to pay “regardless of the device they use to access content”, The Sunday Times reports.
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Investors who bankrolled Oscar-winning sensation The King’s Speech are in line for a 25-fold return on their money as the movie is expected to generate as much as €71m profit, The Sunday Times reports.
The decision to pull the plug on the Sunday Tribune after decades of losses, may have more significance than most for Ireland’s political classes than many other closures (or threatened closures in this case as a stay of execution is still pending).
Taoiseach aspirant and minister for culture Mary Hanafin has lobbied her colleague Brian Lenihan to extend tax breaks for investment in film production in Tuesday’s Budget, The Sunday Business Post reports.
Author Joseph O’Connor is probably as well known these days for his radio diary on RTE’s Drivetime programme but the prolific scribbler is on the verge of a major movie deal, according to a report in The Sunday Times.