I got my renewal notice for my TV Licence yesterday, and reluctantly paid it. It’s not that I disagree with the concept of a TV Licence at all. In the UK, the licence fee is a small price to pay for the quality TV and radio programmes broadcast on the BBC. But here in Ireland, the public service broadcaster RTÉ just isn’t very good – especially when compared against the BBC. And to make matters worse, the RTÉ TV and radio shows are still interrupted by commercial advertising, which is rubbish.