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15-06-2019, 22:16   #31
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TV licence inspectors have been given additional powers to enter a house in any way they see fit where they know the occupant/scrounger has a TV and is scouring the Internet looking for ways to avoid them.

There are many people who would only love to be able to rid themselves of anxiety for the measly sum of €13 a month. OP I hope yours goes off the charts now.
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15-06-2019, 22:19   #32
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OP.

Just don't answer the door and get on with your life please.

I don't believe your that worried anyway, it sounds like your bored and just made it up. Go to bed.
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15-06-2019, 22:20   #33
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The postman walks down my driveway and puts his hand in my letterbox, is that ok like?
It's 2019,nobody is judging.
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15-06-2019, 22:26   #34
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Or you know.. just pay your TV licence
Lol at the fools who do that
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IF you have a subscription to cable tv, or sky tv they will visit you,
they have acess to the customer data from cable tv and sky .of course its easy to watch tv on a laptop or a pc monitor,if you have broadband
as long as you do not own a tv ,
you do not need a license .
People come into your drive way all the time, the postman ,people collecting for charity ,
of course some people have large house,s , the gate is locked ,
theres a post box beside the gate .
At one time i would get people calling , do you want to sign up for broadband, sky tv etc once every 2 months .
tv license inspectors wear ordinary clothes, theres no way of identifying them unless you open the door,
and talk to them.
Are you just going to stop opening the door to everyone ?
in my experience they are all male, they do not call after 6pm.

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Lol at the fools who do that
The combined intellect of a million fools would not match yours.

https://www.thejournal.ie/tv-licence...93064-Jan2018/
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If you don't watch rte do not pay the license fee.
Why would you?
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15-06-2019, 22:46   #38
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If they do, it's invasion of privacy
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15-06-2019, 22:49   #39
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Any strategies for getting them to piss off?
Yes...buy a TV licence.
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IF you have a tv and they find out they can bring you to court,
whether you watch rte or not is irrelevant,
the tv license pays for rte staff, radio etc tg4,
not just for rte tv ,
they have at least 6 radio channels .
saorview broadcasts bbc,itv, etc , not just rte tv channels .
rte operates the broadcasting network and also has channels on sky tv,
it costs money to broadcast tv and radio and to run a tv transmission network all over the country.
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If you don't watch rte do not pay the license fee.
Why would you?
This bizarre attitude that a TV licence only gives you access to Rte needs to change. Rte own the transmitters through which all the other TV channels on saorview are broadcast so the TV licence actually pays for all the channels not just Rte.
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IF you have a tv and they find out they can bring you to court,
whether you watch rte or not is irrelevant,
the tv license pays for rte staff, radio etc tg4,
not just for rte tv ,
they have at least 6 radio channels .
All are muck. If you don't use them why pay for them
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You think completely wrongly. The issuing agent is An Post and the licence inspectors are all agents of An Post. There is nothing in the legislation regarding the requirement for a Garda being present. An officer is an employee granted authority to act in the role of inspector.

I think where the confusion may be is the word premises. Premises relates to the building and all the adjacent land.
So "may enter the premises" means approach the building.
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We kind of call the south-facing side of the house the front as it's next to the driveway. We have no windows facing the road, but the front door is facing the road. So it's like there's two sides of the house that are called the front. I never thought of it like that before.



Any strategies for getting them to piss off? For example would rudeness cause them to be more harsh or less likely to return?
My husband was rude to one and the TV inspector got a warrant to search our house. We came home a few days later to find the gardai sitting outside our house. We drove on by in panic cos we didn't know why they were there. A few months later my husband was reporting his bike stolen and the Garda mentioned that there was a warrant outstanding for a TV licence search. We hadn't got a TV and we were sick and tired of telling them so hence the reason my husband was a tad rude to them.
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IF you have a subscription to cable tv, or sky tv they will visit you,
they have acess to the customer data from cable tv and sky .of course its easy to watch tv on a laptop or a pc monitor,if you have broadband
as long as you do not own a tv ,
I'm doubtful they have access to Sky/cable box records. That's sensitive commercial information, it's also private and should be protected by GDPR and other rules.

Besides my only current tv subscription is dodgy to begin with.

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People come into your drive way all the time, the postman ,people collecting for charity ,
of course some people have large house,s , the gate is locked ,
theres a post box beside the gate
yeah this is true, hence my questioning. I would contend that going up to the door is generally fair use, based on how the owner may potentially wish for them to be there. However any advancements beyond the door such as in my situation does not appear to have any potential benefits for the owner barring the case of an emergency and hence it should be outlawed and any information gleaned from it rendered inadmissible.

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My husband was rude to one and the TV inspector got a warrant to search our house. We came home a few days later to find the gardai sitting outside our house. We drove on by in panic cos we didn't know why they were there. A few months later my husband was reporting his bike stolen and the Garda mentioned that there was a warrant outstanding for a TV licence search. We hadn't got a TV and we were sick and tired of telling them so hence the reason my husband was a tad rude to them.
Sorry to hear that. Seems like politeness is preferable.
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