— RTÉ News (@rtenews) October 9, 2018
Bewildered Student writes
Following on from your item [RTÉ omitting the landlord tax relief measure in the budget from their news last night], consider this gem. It’s quite breathtaking.
Did you know that this year €5 million will be taken FROM the Social Welfare budget to account for the free TV licences given to senior citizens.
You certainly won’t know from following RTÉ’s budget coverage (see above).
Now, see if you can watch [RTÉ News’ Economics Correspondent] Sean Whelan (above) deliver the ‘good’ Social Welfare budget news without hitting your screen.
Earlier: Ask A Broadsheet Renter