The decision announced by Ticketmaster yesterday to close its ticket resale operation is welcome — but only if it delivers the long-sought opportunity for consumers to buy or resell tickets to various events at face value. Punters have, for years, been asked to play against a loaded dice in the race to secure tickets.
Tue, 14 Aug, 2018
INCONSISTENCY in principle, practice, or legislation can be mystifying. Without consistency, uncertainty prevails. Without consistency, especially in how laws are framed and implemented, something entirely unacceptable in one situation is tolerable in another even if the same principles are in play.
Mon, 19 Feb, 2018
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.looks at the pros and cons of such a law, and asks those involved if it will work.
Mon, 15 Jan, 2018
Fri, 02 Dec, 2016
THE publication of the report by consultants Deloitte into how the Olympic Council of Ireland goes about its business sadly means the sports body can be added to a depressingly long list of institutions that, after being investigated by an independent agency, have been found to be, if not dysfunctional, then pretty close to that sorry state of disarray.
Sat, 29 Oct, 2016
Leading figures in the European Olympic movement have said there is no proof of the “horrible accusations” against former Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey and have called for him to be allowed to return to Ireland.
Sat, 22 Oct, 2016