Broadcasting
 

Broadcasting Legislation



S.I. No. 247 of 2012 European Communities (Audiovisual Media Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2012


 

Broadcasting Legislation 2011

Broadcasting Provisions of the Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Act 2011 (Number 21 of 2011).

S.I. No. 67 of 2011- Broadcasting Act 2009 (Section 26(5)) (Conferral of Additional Functions— Broadcasting Services) Order 2011

I.R. Uimh. 67 de 2011 - An tOrdú um an Acht Craolacháin 2009 (Alt 25(6))
(Feidhmeanna Breise a Bhronnadh – Seirbhísí Craolacháin) 2011

Broadcasting Legislation 2010

S.I. No. 258 of 2010 - European Communities (Audiovisual Media Services) Regulation 2010

S.I. No. 85 of 2010 - RTÉ (National Television Multiplex) Order 2010

Broadcasting Legislation 2009 and Earlier Legislation

The Broadcasting Act 2009 sets the regulatory framework for broadcasting services in Ireland. It consolidates all Irish broadcasting content related legislation in a single Act.

Broadcasting Act 2009            An tAcht Craolacháin 2009

S.I. No. 389 of 2009 - Broadcasting Autority of Ireland (Establishment Day) Order 2009

I.R. No. 389 of 2009 – An tOrdú um Udarás Craolacháin na hÉireann (Lá a Bhunaithe) 2009

S.I. No. 319 of 2009 - Television Licence (Exemption of Classes of Television Set) Order 2009

I.R. Uimh. 319 de 2009 - An tOrdú um Cheadúnas Teilifíse (Díolúine d'aicmí de Ghléasanna Teilifíse) 2009


TELEVISION LICENCES REGULATIONS 2007 S.I. 851 of 2007 This links to a PDF document
The television licence fee is increased from 1 January 2008 to €160. The Regulations set out the period for which a licence is in force and the terms and conditions to be observed by a licence holder. They also provide for methods of paying the licence fee.
 
Broadcasting (Amendment) Act 2007 (Repealed) and Commencement Order  This links to a PDF document

Makes further provisions in relation to Broadcasting including the supply of programme material by digital means; the broadcasting of certain services to Irish communities outside the island of ireland; the discontinuance of certain broadcasting services transmitted by analogue means; to confer additional functions on the commission for communications regulation, Radio Telefis Eireann, the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland and Teilifi´s na Gaeilge, to confer a power subject to licence on Teilifi´s na Gaeilge; to amend the Broadcasting Authority Acts 1960 to 2001 and certain other enactments and to provide for related matters.

Teilifis Na Gaeilge (Establishment Day) Order 2007  This links to a PDF document(Statutory Instrument No. 98 of 2007)
The day appointed as the establishment day for the purposes of Part 6 of
the Broadcasting Act 2001 (No. 4 of 2001) is 1 April 2007.

Television Regulations 2006  This links to a PDF document (Statutory Instrument No. 404 of 2006) The television licence fee is increased from 1 October 2006 to €158. The Regulations set out the period for which a licence is in force and the terms and conditions to be observed by a licence holder. They also provide for methods of paying the licence fee.

Broadcasting (Funding) Act 2003 This links to a PDF document 327kb (Repealed)
Provides that the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland prepare a scheme or schemes for the funding of grants to support certain television and radio programmes and projects out of an amount of 5% of net receipts for television licence fees, to outline the objectives of a scheme and to provide for related matters.

*Digital Hub Development Agency Act, 2003 This links to a PDF document 92kb
Provides for the establishment of a body to be known as The Digital Hub Development Agency, to define its functions, to dissolve Digital Media Development Limited, to amend The Communications Regulation Act 2002 and to provide for connected matters


Earlier Legislation**

Broadcasting Act, 1990
Broadcasting Act, 2001 (Repealed)
Broadcasting and Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1988
Broadcasting Authority Act, 1960(Repealed)
Broadcasting Authority (Amendment) Act, 1964(Repealed)
Broadcasting Authority (Amendment) Act, 1966(Repealed)
Broadcasting Authority (Amendment) Act, 1971(Repealed)
Broadcasting Authority (Amendment) Act, 1974(Repealed)
Broadcasting Authority (Amendment) Act, 1976
Broadcasting Authority (Amendment) Act, 1979(Repealed)
Broadcasting Authority (Amendment) Act, 1993(Repealed)
Broadcasting (Major Events Television Coverage) Act, 1999(Repealed)
Broadcasting (Major Events Television Coverage)(Amendment) Act 2003(Repealed)
Broadcasting (Offences) Act, 1968
Radio and Television Act, 1988(Repealed)
Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1926
Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1956(Repealed)



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