Ticketmaster may face probe as TD complains to watchdog

Stephen Donnelly raised concern after tickets for U2 concert went online for multiples of face value

22nd January, 2017
Vincent Kearns from Rathfaranham as he buys the first U2 ticket at ticketmaster in St Stephens Green Shopping Centre for the U2 concerts in Croke Park on the 22nd of July Pic: RollingNews.ie

Ticket sales giant Ticketmaster is facing a possible probe of its business in Ireland after independent TD Stephen Donnelly wrote to the competition watchdog asking it to investigate the legality of the ticketing practices in Ireland.

Donnelly wrote to Isolde Goggin, the chairperson of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), last week after tickets for U2’s summer concert in Croke Park were placed for sale online for many multiples of their face value within...

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