Unlike the UK – you cannot get a refund on a TV licence in Ireland.
Even if you leave the country – and you have paid your TV licence to the end of the year you cannot get a refund.
In the UK – they will even give refunds to cover a few months when a student goes back home for the summer.
There have been scam emails doing the rounds in Ireland recently – that look like they have been sent by An Post’s TV licence team.
The e-mail claims that due to a calculation error the customer is entitled to a €58 refund, and requests that they provide credit card details via a website to claim the refund.
The email has the subject line “Information TV License #12488340238 ” and claims to come from email@example.com.
An Post have advised customers not to click on the link, and to delete the e-mail.
March 2011 information