IRELAND 21 September 2018
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The Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources is responsible for putting in place arrangements for the collection of fees for television licences. An Post (the State-owned postal company) acts as the agent for the sale of licences, and for the pursuit of licence fee evaders. The report gives the results of an examination of how the Department manages the fee collection process and the agency arrangement to ensure their effectiveness. It also looked at the efficiency of the collection procedures adopted by An Post.