Fans were queuing for tickets for U2's Joshua Tree anniversary gig all weekend but there were still some left very angry when the concert sold out in under ten minutes.
The original tickets were priced between €39 and €186 but just minutes after they sold out, hundreds appeared on sites like SeatWave and GetMeIn for much higher prices.
Many were angry that fans were, yet again, missing out on tickets while others seemed to be snapping them up to sell second-hand.
— daniel springate (@DSpringate) January 16, 2017
Money grabbers win again #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
— Cliodhna Morgan (@cccliodhna) January 16, 2017
The anger surrounding the sale has lead a number of TDs to call for the introduction of laws against ticket touting, where tickets are bought and then resold at higher than face value.
Those calling for changes include independent TD Stephen Donnelly:
Open offer to lawyers out there with relevant experience - Willing to work with me on anti-touting legislation, I'll table it. #U2
— Stephen Donnelly (@DonnellyStephen) January 16, 2017
Fine Gael TD Noel Rock has also posted part of his proposed bill to get rid of touting:
My anti touting legislation is with the Oireachtas Bills office. Hope it will be accepted and debated soon. pic.twitter.com/3EY9gjHacB
— Noel Rock (@NoelRock) January 16, 2017
Hopefully these efforts go somewhere.