Fine Gael calls for lawn touting to be changed

Fine Gael says the law needs to be changed to tackle ticket touts.

It comes as a pair of tickets for Sunday's Munster-Leinster rugby game sold for €600 on e-bay this afternoon.

Other tickets being auctioned on the internet site are getting bids of over one thousand euros.

Fine Gael sports spokesman Jimmy Deenihan has a Bill ready to outlaw touting but it's been rejected by the government.

Mr. Deenihan said: “My Bill would have made it a criminal offence at major musical, sporting or theatrical events at a higher price than what is printed on the ticket. Also, it would have given greater powers to the Gardai. This would enable them to confiscate tickets from suspected touts.”

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