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More than six in ten people want the TV licence to be scrapped.

RTÉ have been battling dropping numbers in licence renewals since the payments scandal at the broadcaster erupted.

A survey from Taxback found one in five people say they don’t see a need for public service broadcasting at all.

Labour leader Ivana Bacik does see a need for it, but says there has to be a way to make it work for everyone:

“It’s time to look at a new model of paying for our national public service broadcaster.”

“We’ve called for a consideration of the Finnish model – where the national public service broadcaster is funded through taxation, through a ring-fenced tax.”

“That’s the sort of measure that should be looked at instead.”