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# Tickets

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# verified fan
Taylor Swift slammed over controversial partnership with Ticketmaster that aims to stop touts
The singer is under fire over her endorsement of the ‘verified fan’ programme.
# Tickets
Committee wants to know why OCI is locked into contract with company at centre of Rio scandal
The Olympic Council of Ireland is locked into a contract with the company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026.
# Electric Picnic
6 acts to swot up on before Electric Picnic
It’s getting close now …
# ticket problems
Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics
Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said Irish athletes were treated ‘shambolically’ in terms of ticket allocation.
# moran inquiry
Rio 2016 lawyer thinks Irish inquiry emails 'may have been marked as spam'
The Brazilian lawyer representing the local committee said that he was unaware that an Irish inquiry was trying to get in touch with him.
# In high demand
Tickets go on sale for Mayweather-McGregor today and the cheapest will set you back €430
You could pay as much as €8,000 face value for a seat at the T-Mobile Arena next month.
# ticket touting
Ed Sheeran praised for 'protecting his true fans' by recalling 10,000 tickets
The recall only affected UK tour dates, according to a statement from Sheeran’s team.
# Irish Tour 2018
Six of Ed Sheeran's concerts sell out in under 8 hours
The English singer has seven Irish dates in Cork, Galway, Dublin and Belfast.
# eager beavers
People have been queuing up since yesterday to get tickets to one of Ed Sheeran's Irish shows
Tickets for these shows officially go on sale online and from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide tomorrow morning at 9am.
# first preview
Hundreds queue for free tickets as Abbey Theatre shows it is "open to all"
They were queuing for tickets for a preview of the show Room.
# New Look
New bus corridors, new cycle lanes, new tickets: Dublin's bus network to be completely redesigned
Shane Ross said a complete redesign of the capital’s bus network is on the way.
# Maurice Quinlivan
Ticketmaster and Seatwave aren't happy with proposed new ticket touting law
The proposed new law will make it illegal to resale tickets for a profit of more than 10%.
# thinking out loud
Fans warned about fake tickets being sold for Ed Sheeran's Dublin gigs
Genuine tickets sold out within minutes, leaving many people disappointed.
# is it too late to see sarries
'Limited number' of tickets for Munster's Champions Cup semi-final go on sale this afternoon
In case you had other plans for 2pm of a Friday.
# ireeng
We've got the last two tickets around for Ireland v England to give away
Who wants to be there for the big one?
# Touting
The consumer watchdog will probe 'suspected anti-competitive conduct' in the ticket industry
The CCPC has launched a full investigation into the sector.
# Your Say
Poll: Should reselling tickets above face value be banned?
U2 fans were left unhappy after tickets from their upcoming gig sold out in minutes.
# With Or With-tout you
U2 tickets sold out in minutes this morning - but are already being sold for €1,000
Tickets are on sale on a website owned by Ticketmaster – who sold the originals.
# on sale
U2 tickets go on sale today - but will there be a second date?
Last week the band announced it will play Croke Park on 22 July.
# Brazil
Rio tickets scandal: Kevin Mallon home in Ireland for Christmas
He had been in Brazil for more than four months after his passport was seized by officials.
# Rio de Janeiro
Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland
Hickey was arrested last August in Brazil.
# On a jet plane
Pat Hickey 'in good spirits' as his lawyer confirms €410,000 bond money will be deposited
It is not known who is paying the €410,000 bond.
# Minsk
European Olympic Council expresses its "strong support" and "warmest wishes" for Pat Hickey
The expressions of support came at a meeting of European Olympic committees in Minsk, Belarus.
# Tickets
Judge accepts six charges against Pat Hickey and Kevin Mallon in Rio
The passports of the two Irish men have been retained.
# rio tickets
OCI to take one month to review how it's governed in wake of ticket scandal
Deloitte has been put in charge of the task.
# Tickets
Irishman Kevin Mallon released from Rio jail after three weeks
Mallon had been at Rio’s Bangu prison along with former OCI President Pat Hickey.
# Tickets
Pat Hickey family lawyer: "It could be you or I who are in that situation"
Anne Marie James says that the former Olympic executive has already been denied a fair trial.
# Olympic Council of Ireland
Pat Hickey's wife leaves Rio as lawyers make house arrest bid
Meanwhile, a Brazilian police commissioner said he does not object to the former OCI boss being put under house arrest.
# Ticketing scandal
OCI has appointed a security firm to secure, copy and seal all its data for the Government's inquiry
Today the Government announced that the inquiry, chaired by Justice Carroll Moran, will examine ticket sales for the London (2012) and Sochi (2014) Games, as well as Rio 2016.
# Shambles
'Desperate' families of Irish Olympians were forced to go abroad to get games tickets
Families say there was no online portal to buy tickets.
# Rio 2016
OCI member calls Pat Hickey's arrest in front of TV cameras a "total and absolute disgrace"
The body’s executive committee met last night for the first time since the scandal broke.
# Pat Hickey
Olympic Council of Ireland will defend itself "to the hilt" - acting president
Former president Pat Hickey remains in a Rio hospital following his arrest by Brazilian police on touting charges yesterday.
# overnight
Pat Hickey will spend night in Rio hospital as police arrest him over Olympic ticket scandal
Hickey is facing three charges and a possible seven years in jail.
Judge orders the arrest of four executives from firm at the centre of Irish Olympic tickets probe
A statement from THG says the charges are “concerning”.
# What's going on?
Shane Ross is on his way to Rio to get answers over the Olympics ticket scandal
The controversy kicked off with an arrest of an Irishman last week. Tonight Sports Minister Shane Ross will want answers from the Olympic Council of Ireland.
# Galway
Buy a EuroMillions ticket recently? Time running out for winner of unclaimed €190,000 prize
The deadline for the winner is 5.30pm on Thursday 28 July.
# Positive move
Good news for Premier League supporters as £30 cap on away tickets announced
The maximum price will be set for the next three seasons.
# EuroMillions
Woman who accidentally bought two EuroMillions tickets wins two prizes worth over €20,000 each
She bought the second ticket, with the exact same numbers, after forgetting that she already bought a ticket three days earlier.
# Promising
FAI obtain additional Euro 2016 tickets as fans begin to receive the good news
Uefa’s process of taking payment and confirming successful applicants will run over the new few days.
# Update
Check your bank accounts! FAI advise fans who applied for Euro 2016 tickets
The association has issued a statement confirming that Uefa will be taking payment for tickets from tomorrow morning.