New Legislation Passed To Prevent Event Tickets Selling Above Face-Value


As of the 30th of July the practice of reselling tickets above face value will be banned after the Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Act 2021 was brought into force by the government.

New Regulations setting out what a venue operator or an event organiser needs to do to apply for designation of a venue or an event under the Act also come into force.


Welcoming these developments, the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said: “This is a good day for genuine fans who will now have fairer access to tickets for cultural, entertainment, recreational and sporting events.

The Act contains serious deterrents for those who may contemplate ticket touting as they will face fines of up to €100,000 or up to two years in prison if they sell music or sports tickets for live events above face value.