A whopping 86% of people in Ireland say they would be behind a ban on re-selling tickets to things like concerts and sporting events at above-cost price.
The Ireland Thinks poll, which was commissioned by Dublin North-West TD Noel Rock, follows public outrage at the constant re-selling of tickets at above face-value. Tickets for shows like U2, Adele and Justin Bieber - which almost instantly sell out - appear on secondary sites like Seatwave at massively inflated prices just minutes later.
Noel Rock is one of those behind a movement to put a stop to genuine fans being ripped off. He said "Like many people, I've been priced out of attending concerts and matches by ticket touts and have found it hugely frustrating."
The ban would apply to people re-selling tickets on the street outside venues, which is currently not illegal as well as a ban on re-selling at above face-value online. Ticket touts are often moved on by venue staff, but their actions are currently not deemed illegal by Gardai.
"Ticket touting is a blight on our society, ramping up the cost of attending sporting events and concerts," Deputy Rock said.
The Dublin Deputy has proposed a Bill to change the law and make sure that above cost ticket selling will no longer take place. The law has passed the first stage in the Dáil but it still has a bit further to go.
"The results of the Ireland Thinks Poll were broadly in line across all age groups; with over 90% of the key ticket buying demographic people aged 25-34 in favour of a touting ban," said the Fine Gael TD.
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has already launched an investigation into how tickets are re-sold.
"The investigation will focus primarily on potentially anti-competitive conduct by operators including; those involved in providing tickets and ticketing services, promoters and venues", a statement from the CCPC explained.
As part of the investigation, the commission has issued witness summonses and formal requirements for information to a number of parties involved in the sector.
The CCPC said it "welcomes contacts from parties in the sector who may have information that they feel is relevant to the investigation."