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Sale of Tickets Act 2021 and Designation Applications

This Act regulates the secondary ticket market where tickets are resold after their original purchase from the primary ticket market and where prices are more likely to be sold above their original sale price.

The Act commences on 31 July 2021 (SI No 398 of 2021).

The Designation of Venues and Events Regulations (SI No 399 of 2021) set out the requirements for a venue operator or an event organiser who may wish to apply to the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment for designation of a venue or an event under Sections 7 and 9 of the Act where the relevant conditions are met. They specify, in separate application forms for designation of a venue (Schedule 1) and designation of an event (Schedule 2), the format and content of an application. The Regulations apply from 31 July 2021.

Legislation

Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Act 2021 (irishstatutebook.ie)

SI No 398 of 2021 - Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Act 2021 (Commencement) Order 2021 (irishstatutebook.ie)

SI No 399 of 2021 - Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Act 2021 (Designation of Venues and Events) Regulations 2021 (irishstatutebook.ie)

Links

Register for Designation of Venues and Events under the Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Act 2021.

Topics: Competition and Consumer Policy, Consumer and Competition