The reselling of tickets above their face value is set to be banned under legislation expected to come before the Dáil shortly.
TDs Noel Rock and Stephen Donnelly will meet Department of Business officials this week, after a completed review of ticket selling in Ireland and as preparation is being made for the legislation.
It is anticipated that the Government will now give the go-ahead to the ticket touting legislation, which will outlaw above cost price selling of tickets for events.
A report by the department on the resale of tickets for entertainment and sport events is finished. This followed a public consultation with groups such as the IRFU, GAA, Ticketmaster, and Seatwave, the latter who have been criticised for selling on tickets at exorbitant prices.
It is expected that Mr Rock and Mr Donnelly will both bring a private members bill which would then be accepted by the Government.
Government chief whip Joe McHugh is assessing how the Bill could be prioritised, so the Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs can table the final legislation before the Dáil in the coming weeks.
By Juno McEnroe
Political Correspondent Irish Examiner