The government has approved legislation aimed at tackling ticket touts.
The proposed new laws would ban the above face value resale of tickets for events with a capacity of at least 1,000 people.
It would also outlaw the use of bot software to buy tickets en-masse for potential resale.
It is partly to deal with rules from UEFA ahead of the 2020 European Championships.
There was a deal to ban the unauthorised transfer and use of tickets for matches and official events around the tournament.
TDs Noel Rock and Stephen Donnelly had worked extensively on legislation to tackle touting and welcomed cabinet approval of the measures this afternoon.
Business Minister Heather Humphreys said it is wrong that people who make no contribution to sport or music can profit from the resale of tickets for big events.
A great moment for matchgoers, music fans and consumer protection: Cabinet have agreed to accept an amended version of the ticket touting Bill which I set forward alongside @DonnellyStephen. This is a big step to driving out ticket touting. A big day on a long journey!
— Noel Rock (@NoelRock) July 24, 2018