SPORT: SIX NATIONS RUGBY MAY BE ADDED TO LIST OF SPORTS FOR FREE TV COVERAGE
The Cabinet is discussing whether or not television coverage of Six Nations rugby should be protected as ‘free to air’.
The list of sporting events categorised as being of enough ‘cultural significance’ to warrant free coverage is updated every three years.
It’s understood that the Ladies Gaelic football and camogie finals will also be added to the list, which includes the World Cup, Ireland’s soccer qualifiers, the All-Ireland finals and the Olympics.
Minister Brendan Howlin says he fully supports adding the Six Nations to that list.
He says he understands there’s a submission coming into government today in relation to it but as a rugby fan he’s totally behind the Minister for Communications on the matter.