Minister Mitchell O’Connor encourages parties to make submissions on ticket resale issue before the fast approaching deadline
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has today (Monday, March 27th 2017) reminded interested parties that the deadline for submissions to the public consultation on ticket resale is only 5 days away.
The public consultation paper sets out, and seeks views, on a number of possible measures that might be taken by the parties involved in the organisation of entertainment and sporting events and in the primary and secondary ticket markets, and by Government, to ensure that fans who wish to attend major entertainment or sporting events do not have to pay exorbitant prices to do so.
The Minister stated that: “This is an important consultation process which seeks to address the concern and frustration being expressed by the public in relation to ticket resale. I would encourage all interested parties to make their submissions by the deadline of 31st March. It is important that Government, in considering what possible measures might be taken, has the fullest information about the important aspects of the practice, including its incidence, the sources of tickets put up for resale, and the prices achieved, as opposed to advertised, on the secondary ticket market.”