Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (226)

Claire Kerrane

Question:

226. Deputy Claire Kerrane asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if she will examine allowing the television licence to be paid in instalments even for those just paying online in order that it could be an option in supporting persons in paying for the licence; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8501/21]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

An Post is the issuing agent for the TV Licence Fee collection under Section 145 of the Broadcasting Act 2009 and as such has set out a number of payment options which include online, in the post office, by phone, using saving stamps available at the post office and at post point outlets.

There are currently four payment options by direct debit which allow the cost of the licence to be paid in installments over the year: annually, bi-annually, quarterly or monthly. Details on how to set up a direct debit can be found at the following link: http://www.anpost.ie/AnPost/MainContent/Personal+Customers/More+from+An+Post/TV+Licence/TV+Licence+Direct+Debit.htm