The Department is responsible for the development of the legislative and regulatory framework for broadcasting and for certain media in Ireland.
We are responsible for developing policy in relation to the funding of the public service broadcasters, RTÉ & TG4 and the development of the broadcasting sector in general. We form policy on new media, oversee the media mergers process and interact with the EU and Council of Europe on broadcasting and media matters.
The Department arranges for the collection of the TV Licence Fee by An Post and the making of payments to RTÉ. We manage Exchequer and TV Licence payments to TG4 and payments of 7% of the TV Licence Fee to the Broadcasting Fund.
We also have corporate governance responsibilities in relation to RTÉ, TG4 and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.