A homeless charity has been left out of pocket after the winner of an auction didn't come forward with the money.
Inner City Helping Homeless was hoping to raise money for sleeping bags and other essential supplies by giving away tickets to Conor McGregor's next UFC fight.
The Crumlin fighter had donated a pair of tickets to the charity, which spokesperson Anthony Flynn described as "the biggest fight in UFC history".
"We are giving you the chance to get 2 tickets and support our volunteer run, non government funded front-line outreach and advocacy charity in the process", the charity said before launching the auction.
The auction was live on Inner City Helping Homeless' Facebook page for 48 hours, and the highest bid came from a commenter who pledged €1700.
However, when the auction closed and the charity contacted that person, they couldn't reach them.
Following a number of failed attempts to contact the bidder, the charity have now decided to offer the tickets to the next-highest bidder.
Brian McLoughlin said they had prepared themselves for all outcomes.
"When we put the auction in place we did say that if anything did fall through in regards to the highest bidder, we would go to the next-highest bidder".
He explained that the next-highest bidder is based in America, so they hope to contact them this afternoon.