Many fans are left disappointed as U2 tickets sell out in record time.

Tickets for the U2 concert at Slane Castle in August sold out in record time after going on sale at seven o'clock this morning.

Many fans had queued all night in the hope of getting tickets for U2’s concert.

Many of those who waited in line overnight were left disappointed as 80,000 tickets were snapped up and the concert was sold out in forty five minutes.

There were angry scenes outside HMV on Dublin’s Grafton Street when fans were turned away and told that the tickets were gone. Many of those who queued overnight were demanding an explanation.

Justin Green of MCD Promotions said it was the fastest selling concert in Ireland ever. He also pointed out that due to planning restrictions, only one concert is allowed to take place at Slane. Justin Green claims that they could have sold a quarter of a million tickets.

They are the biggest band in the world and it’s unfortunate that there is only one concert.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 10 March 2001. The reporter is Gareth O’Connor.