Government urged to clamp down on touts

Irish gig-goers are hoping that the government will follow the example set in Britain last week and introduce new legislation that imposes greater penalties on ticket touts.

5th August, 2006

Irish gig-goers are hoping that the government will follow the example set in Britain last week and introduce new legislation that imposes greater penalties on ticket touts.

Auctioning tickets over the internet has become so commonplace in Britain that, last week, the British culture secretary Tessa Jowell held a summit on ticket touts attended by ticket agencies and promoters. A plan was developed at the summit to quash this growing industry.

Measures such as face...

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