Local officials believe the problem of touting
is most prevalent in Paphos because the town has many holidaymakers who fit the criteria of a lot of these companies.
While the government are using their majority on a Dail Committee to block new legislation to outlaw touting.
Both France and the UK have strong anti- touting legislation but the Irish government has turned its back on fans.
Measures are needed against touting because it puts tickets out of the reach of the average and loyal fan," said Deputy Naughten.
However, these measures by sports organisations and concert promoters have failed to stamp out ticket touting.
The British introduced legislation to outlaw touting at football matches and events which may be viewed as a public order risk," said Deputy Naughten.
The TD - who has drafted a bill to outlaw touting - said it was a disgrace that some of the most fervent fans will be left out in the cold and forced to watch their team on TV.
It is shocking that the government has formally refused to bring in legislation to ban touting," he said.
Stronger laws and the direct intervention of the Gardai is needed if the elimination of touting is to prove successful.
He claimed to have made thousands and said many unemployed French youths had turned to touting
AT LAST the Government is preparing to punch a hole in the ticket- touting
For years people have been complaining about touting
, yet nothing has been done.