Concert-goers are being advised to purchase tickets from authorised sources only following the discovery of counterfeit tickets for the upcoming Irish Beyonce and One Direction gigs.
A man was arrested in the Tuam area of Galway this week following the discovery of counterfeit tickets in his car. A number of mobile phones were also seized.
The man, in his 20s, was arrested when Gardai stopped and searched his car.
He has been charged and will appear in court.
As tickets for major summer events go on sale, Gardai are reminding the public that there is no guarantee that tickets they buy from unauthorised sources will be valid.
Ticket-holders with invalid tickets will be turned away from an event on the day.
“We always strongly advise against buying tickets from unauthorised sources,” managing director of Ticketmaster Ireland Keith English said.
“There are numerous security features contained within the tickets but the most important is the bar code.
“All tickets entering live events are scanned at the entry point and if your tickets is not valid you won’t gain admittance,” he continued.
“You won’t get to enjoy the show and you won’t get your money back.”