S.I. No. 103/1997 - Consumer Information (Advertisements For Concert Or Theatre Performances) Order, 1997

S.I. No. 103 of 1997.


I, PAT RABBITTE, Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise and Employment, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 11 of the Consumer Information Act, 1978 (No. 1 of 1978) as adapted by the Enterprise and Employment (Delegation of Ministerial Functions) Order, 1995 ( S.I. No. 42 of 1995 ), it appearing to me to be expedient in the interest of persons to whom services or facilities for the purchase of tickets for public concert or theatre performances are to be supplied or provided that advertisements of the services or facilities should contain the information required by the following Order to be contained, and after consultation with such persons as appear to me to be substantially interested in the subject matter of the Order, hereby make the following Order:

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Consumer Information Advertisements for Concert or Theatre Performances) Order, 1997.

(2) This Order shall come into operation on the 12th day of May, 1997.

2. In this Order "admission price" means the price stated on the face of the ticket.

3. In every written advertisement for a public concert or theatre performance the admission price must be indicated and, where applicable, and separately, the amount, in monetary or percentage terms, of any additional charge and the circumstances in which such additional charges are payable.

4. In all other forms of advertising the admission price must be stated together with a reference to the fact that an additional charge may be payable in certain circumstances.

5. Without prejudice to Articles 3 and 4 of this Order, where an advertisement for a public concert or theatre performance makes a statement about the method of payment for tickets and there are restrictions in relation to that method of payment to be applied, the extent of those restrictions shall be clearly stated in the advertisement.

GIVEN under my Hand, this 4th day of March, 1997.


 Minister of State at the Department of

Enterprise and Employment.