Ticket scandal

Controversies around ticketing for sporting events and major concerts have raged throughout 2017 — and the new year brings with it promises of legislation that will curb touting. Joe Leogue looks at the pros and cons of such a law, and asks those involved if it will work.


Olympic Council of Ireland to vote on term-limit for board members

Nine months since most of the OCI executive resigned, members will vote tonight on the proposals which were part of recommendations in the wake of the Rio ticketing scandal.

Rio Olympics ticket-touting court case suspended

The Brazilian ticket-touting court case in which Pat Hickey was expected to testify at the end of November has been suspended.

€410,000 loan paid to Pat Hickey by ANOC may not be repaid

The money was used to allow the former ANOC vice president to receive bail in Brazil last year.

Minister reveals Olympic Council of Ireland will have funding renewed

The Sports Minister Shane Ross has indicated he’s renewing funding for the Olympic Council of Ireland.

Shane Ross to consider referring ticket scandal report to corporate enforcement investigators

Minister for Transport and Sport Shane Ross has confirmed he will consider referring the critical report on ticketing touting in Rio to corporate enforcement investigators.

Latest: OCI was run like 'personal fiefdom', says Cork TD

Latest: The Oireachtas committee meeting about the Rio ticket touting inquiry has been suspended because one of the clerks has taken ill.

Latest: Pat Hickey invited to answer questions at Dáil Committee

Latest: Former Olympic Council of Ireland President Pat Hickey has been invited to answer questions before a Dáil committee.

Latest: Ex-OCI chief Pat Hickey reveals intention to 'resume international Olympic duties'

A “failure by so many principal participants” to cooperate with the Government's inquiry into the Rio 2016 ticket scandal has been slammed by the Judge who carried out the probe.