Sunday, March 6, 2016
the local gnome
He's checking to see if you have the TV licence, if not you can be fined €1,000. We have been hearing that radio commercial everyday now for a while. The people who work for the TV licence bureau conduct inspections randomly to see if you are in compliance. The licence cost €160 a year and covers all the televisions you have in a household. We have none.
Last year a woman from Donegal was arrested for violating the policy and the gardai had brought her to jail in Dublin via a cab. She was making payments on her fine but got behind. She owed €400. They released her the next day and gave her a bus ticket back to Donegal. The cab ride most likely cost more than she owed.
This notice was sent to the previous tenant of the apartment that we rented in Ballinrobe.