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TDs Move To Introduce Anti-Touting Legislation In Response To U2 Concert

By Liz

January 16, 2017 at 1:38pm


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.

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:

Fine Gael TD Noel Rock has also posted part of his proposed bill to get rid of touting:

Hopefully these efforts go somewhere.

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