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    Let Irish in UK subscribe to RTE, suggests letter writer

    By Noreen Bowden | June 22, 2009

    Irish people in the UK should be allowed to subscribe to RTE, according to a letter writer in today’s Irish Independent.

    R Mullins points out that the possible demise of Setanta Sports looming, Irish GAA fans in the UK are worried. He suggests that people who live abroad should be allowed to subscribe to RTE.

    The Irish government had pledged to have RTE International on air in the UK by this past St Patrick’s Day, but RTE nixed the move in November, blaming budget constraints. The 2007 Broadcasting Act required RTE to set up a channel for broadcasting to Irish communities outside the island of Ireland;  the legislation authorised for license fees to be used to do so.

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