Independent broadcasters have criticised the news that the new Broadcasting charge - set to replace the TV licence fee - will not fund independent radio.
The criticism follows the publication of a report on RTE funding by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
"We feel that the funding model should follow the listener," said IBI chairman John Purcell, speaking to Beat 102-103 radio.
"It's not really fair that the state broadcaster, RTÉ, which has got just about 30% of the audience, gets almost 100% of the funding," he said.
The BAI report called for greater efficiency in the use of public money. It has also been announced that RTÉ will comply with a review of operating costs to see where further cuts can be made to make the organisation more cost-effective.