Reduction of levy fee positive news for Independent radio stations – Griffin

Brendan Griffin
Kerry

15/05/17

Reduction of levy fee positive news for Independent radio stations – Griffin

KERRY Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin, said local radio stations in Kerry and nationwide will greatly benefit from the reduction in the broadcasting levy approved by cabinet this week.

“Irish people love listening to their local radio stations. They play an essential role in bringing our communities together, keeping us informed and entertained. I am very pleased at the reduction in the broadcasting levy approved by Cabinet this week.

“This reduction will reduce the broadcasting levy by up to 50% and we would expect that smaller community radio stations will be exempted altogether.

“Local radio stations provide a great local service and are an intrinsic part of our local communities. Local radio keeps us connected with what’s going on here in Kerry and it’s the same throughout Ireland.

“Regulated broadcasters currently pay between €30,000 and €200,000 a year under the levy, and it has been a key commitment of Fine Gael to reduce it.”

ENDS

For further information please contact Brendan on 087-6528841

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