Independent TD for Tipperary is concerned that the limited number of cash tickets for the National Ploughing Championship is a notably higher price than those purchased online.
Deputy Mattie McGrath believes this move not only deepens worries about fairness and privacy but also imposes a significant financial penalty on those who choose to pay in cash for entry to this year’s event.
It follows news that priced cash tickets are at €30 each, compared to the €25 online price.
Deputy McGrath says the initial justification for online tickets was based on health and safety grounds, but the decision to create more expensive tickets for cash payment challenges that argument.
Deputy McGrath feels it’s crucial for the Ploughing Championship organisers address these concerns and consider the broader impact of their decisions on all attendees.”