A ban on ticket touts re-selling tickets for large concerts and sporting events well above face value is set to become law before the end of this month.

Uner the Sale of Tickets Bill, sellers found guilty of reselling tickets for profit can face two years in prison or fines of up to 100 thousand euro.

Junior Business Minister Robert Troy says the new legislation will help genuine fans find fairly-priced tickets for music and sporting events.

The consultation process on this Bill began in  2017 after 90 euro tickets for a U2 concert in Croke Park were resold for up to 1,300 euro.

However, it's over two decades ago since Roscommon/Galway TD Denis Naughten first initiated legislation to tackle ticket touting.

Speaking with Midwest News today, Deputy Naughten welcomed the passing of the new Bill....



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