Online ticket reseller, Viagogo, has said planned legislation to ban ticket touting is an infringement of property rights and will drive people to the black market.

Speaking on RTÉ's Drivetime, the company's Head of Government Affairs, Frankie Mulqueen, said when you buy a ticket, it's yours.

As a result, this proposed new law would be an encroachment by the Government on the right of the individual to dispose, sell or set a price on property they own outright.

Mr Mulqueen said his company has asked the Government "on numerous occasions" to put a ban in place on automated purchasing.

He said the company fully supports such a ban to mitigate the problems that are occurring.

Mr Mulqueen said the planned Bill won't stop that, and instead "it will drive people who are selling on our platform to the black market where unregulated, offline, off-shore sellers" and "it will remove consumer rights and protections".

He said Viagogo, which employs over 100 people, has the potential to house 600 staff in Limerick.

But the company is reviewing any future investment expansion of its workforce there.