TV Licence Refunds in Ireland

In Ireland a TV Licence costs €160 a year.
If you move abroad and no longer need an Irish television licence – you will not get a refund of any of the licence fee.

In the UK – they do operate a refund system – which applies to people moving abroad, students going back home for the summer or people moving into residential care home.
In Ireland – it seems that this is not possible. A TV licence is paid for a full year in all cases with no refunds possible. So – someone renewing a licence at the start of a year who then moves abroad in March will have overpaid by  €133 which they will not get back

Another example of  poor service for Irish residents from our “knowledge economy” government.