In­ves­ti­ga­tion into ticket sales wel­comed

Bray People - - NEWS -

NEWS that the Com­pe­ti­tion and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Com­mis­sion (CCPC) it is to launch a for­mal in­ves­ti­ga­tion into tick­ets sales for events in Ire­land, fol­lows a re­quest from a Wick­low TD to do ex­actly that.

Last week, Deputy Stephen Don­nelly wrote to the CCPC to re­quest an in­ves­ti­ga­tion fol­low­ing tick­ets for U2 sell­ing out in a mat­ter of min­utes, only to be avail­able to pur­chase very quickly af­ter­wards at highly in­flated prices.

Deputy Don­nelly asked the CCPC to in­ves­ti­gate whether con­sumer pro­tec­tion or com­pe­ti­tion laws were be­ing vi­o­lated. He fur­ther asked that the CCPC in­ves­ti­ga­tion make rec­om­men­da­tions on boost­ing con­sumer pro­tec­tions.

‘I am de­lighted to be able to say that the CCPC has launched a full in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­clud­ing is­su­ing sum­monses,’ said Deputy Don­nelly af­ter the an­nounce­ment. ‘We don’t know if any laws have been bro­ken, but what we do know is that fans all over Ire­land are be­com­ing in­creas­ingly frus­trated at the vol­ume of tick­ets ap­pear­ing very quickly on re­seller web­sites and the very high prices some­times charged.

‘I en­cour­age any­one with knowl­edge of the mar­ket to make a sub­mis­sion to the CCPC and look for­ward to re­view­ing their find­ings,’ Deputy Don­nelly said.

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