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Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Bill 2021: Second Stage (13 May 2021)

Joe Flaherty: I am very pleased to welcome the Bill, which will end many years of heartache and the taking advantage of enthusiastic concert goers and sports fans. It will mean that sporting and music fans benefit from a fairer sale system for tickets for live events, matches and concerts when the country reopens. Ticket touts have been a scourge for many years, ripping people off, forcing up ticket...

Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Bill 2021: Second Stage (13 May 2021)

Richard O'Donoghue: I give credit where credit is due and this Bill is very welcome. It will stop ticket touts with no interest or involvement in music, sport or other cultural events rewarding themselves at the expense of fans, sporting bodies, artists and promoters. Everyone can be comforted by the fact that, as fans, they will now have the information they need to ensure they are not being ripped off. When...

Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Bill 2021: Second Stage (13 May 2021)

Paul Donnelly: I wish all those who put on events well. They have had a tough time this year due to the pandemic. I look forward to going to football matches, watching bands and listening to live music again. I welcome the legislation. As stated by Deputy Quinlivan, it is unfortunate that this Bill comes many years too late for thousands of people who have been the victims of ticket touting. I...

Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Bill 2021: Second Stage (13 May 2021)

Johnny Mythen: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this Bill. Most Deputies in the House will agree that a degree of gratitude must also be extended to Deputy Quinlivan, who has long championed this cause, having introduced previous Bills on the topic to this House. The Bill before us aims to promote fairer access to tickets for cultural, entertainment, recreational and sporting events by prohibiting...

Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Bill 2021: Second Stage (13 May 2021)

Catherine Connolly: I wish to alert Deputies watching on the screens that the debate is moving very quickly, in case they want to take part. The first round will be over very soon and I will then move on. I know there was a Deputy waiting to speak.

Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Bill 2021: Second Stage (13 May 2021)

Chris Andrews: I welcome the Bill and the support it has received from the Cabinet. It is important that we put in place measures to tackle ticket touting. As society continues to reopen and as live events open again to the public, hopefully soon albeit with restricted numbers, it is safe to say that tickets will be in high demand. It is, however, disappointing that it has taken so long to get to this...

Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Bill 2021: Second Stage (13 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: A number of Bills have been put forward on ticket touting over the years. There is cross-party support on progressing this legislation, as there was in respect of previous legislation. It is welcome to see this before the House and that the Government has committed to enacting this legislation, hopefully prior to the reopening of live events. Everyone has felt the absence of sports, music...

Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Bill 2021: Second Stage (13 May 2021)

Neale Richmond: I greatly appreciate the opportunity to speak on this vitally important legislation. I thank the Tánaiste for speaking on it. In preparation for this debate I looked at a very old picture of a fresh-faced Deputy Denis Naughten with my predecessor, as Deputy for my constituency, Alan Shatter, preparing legislation in this area; that was not today or yesterday. I pay particular credit...

Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Bill 2021: Second Stage (13 May 2021)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I apologise for my late arrival. I appreciate the Leas-Cheann Comhairle has facilitated my speaking slot. Deputy Richmond decided to walk to the convention centre rather get a lift with me, which would probably be illegal anyway, so he was here before me. This Bill is welcomed by the Labour Party. We can all appreciate the burden carried by the events industry and the workers in it,...

Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Bill 2021: Second Stage (13 May 2021)

Louise O'Reilly: As outlined by my colleague, an Teachta Quinlivan, Sinn Féin welcomes the Bill. It has been a long time coming and, as noted by the Tánaiste and Deputy Quinlivan, there have been several attempts to get this done. It is welcome that we are having this discussion. It is regrettable that the opportunity to run with the Bill introduced by Deputy Quinlivan was not taken in the...

Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Bill 2021: Second Stage (13 May 2021)

Maurice Quinlivan: I thank the Leas-Cheann Comhairle. I welcome this Bill. The Sinn Féin Party and I will be supporting this legislation and are happy to see it before the Dáil. As referred to by the Tánaiste, it is an issue that I raised in the previous Dáil but unfortunately we did not solve the problem then. As such, I welcome that we are now able to move this Bill forward, albeit...

Personal Insolvency (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (13 May 2021)

James Browne: This is a very important Bill. I acknowledge the Minister, Deputy McEntee, who introduced the Bill. I thank Deputies for their contributions and engagement. I welcome their comments and will consider carefully the various important points that have been raised. Families and individuals do not enter into insolvency lightly. It is a very difficult situation and a difficult and...

Personal Insolvency (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (13 May 2021)

Question put and agreed to.

Message from Select Committee (13 May 2021)

Message from Select Committee (13 May 2021)

Catherine Connolly: The Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach has completed its consideration of the Public Service Pay Bill 2020 and has made amendments thereto.

Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Bill 2021: Second Stage (13 May 2021)

Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Bill 2021: Second Stage (13 May 2021)

Leo Varadkar: I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." This legislation bans ticket touting and the reselling of tickets for large events above face value. It will promote fair access for fans to cultural, entertainment, recreational and sporting events. We all look forward to a time when we will be able to attend a show, a concert or a match again. While no events are being held at...

Personal Insolvency (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (13 May 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: We support the Personal Insolvency (Amendment) Bill 2020. I acknowledge that it is a technical Bill but there are anomalies in it that need to be addressed in the context of the particular situation in which we find ourselves with the Covid pandemic. I am sure that every Deputy in the Chamber and outside it has encountered multiple people who find themselves in the type of situation this...

Personal Insolvency (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (13 May 2021)

Richard O'Donoghue: I support the Bill that is before us today. However, in considering the provisions it contains, we have to look at the past. I spoke in the House last night about how, at the time of the financial crash in 2008, people went to the banks looking to negotiate. Many people were in trouble because of the inflation that led to the price of housing going through the roof. The banks would not...

Personal Insolvency (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (13 May 2021)

Alan Farrell: I am sorry that I could not see the Deputy. It is unusual for someone in the front row in a theatre not to be seen, but there we go. I next call Deputy Fitzpatrick, who, I understand, is sharing time with Deputy Tóibín.

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