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It’s now officially illegal to re-sell tickets for popular events for above face value in Ireland

From today, July 31st, it is now illegal to re-sell tickets above face value in Ireland.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar is bringing the Bill into force.

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The Sale of Tickets Act 2021 regulates the secondary ticket market where tickets are resold after their original purchase from the primary ticket market.

People who tout tickets could now face a fine of up to €100,000 or up to two years in prison.

President Michael D Higgins signed the Act into law on July 14th.

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“We have heard all too often of the experiences of fans waiting patiently to buy tickets only to miss out and to then see those same tickets for sale on a secondary site for far more than they can afford or would be happy to pay,” Varadkar said.

“This new law protects against profiteers seeking to unfairly gain from the resale of tickets who do not contribute in any way to benefit those with the talent and skills that the rest of society wish to appreciate at an affordable price.”

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