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Sell RTE now

• I have been a frequent visitor to this beautiful country for the past 15 years, and I read your paper every day while here. I have taken particular interest in the articles about your Budget woes, as I do in my own country.

So I ask the question: why does a modern progressive republic need to support (with tax money) a radio and TV system? I can understand it was necessary when you were in the early stages of your development as a nation, but you are not a third world dictatorship.

Why not sell RTE to private enterprise and collect corporate taxes from them? That way, everyone wins.

William Moran
Bakersfield, California, USA

Irish Independent