Kevin Mallon

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The office of Pro10 in Lucan in Dublin. The company has said it utterly rejects any insinuation it has been involved in selling tickets at inflated prices, ticket touting or scalping. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Pro10, the Olympic Council of Ireland’s authorised reseller of tickets for the Rio Games, insists it has acted properly in its dealings at all times. (...)

Minister for Sport  Shane Ross and his wife Ruth Buchanan at Annalise Murphy’s medal ceremony  in Rio. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

THG Sports, the agency that employs an Irish man arrested in Rio de Janeiro for alleged Olympic ticket touting, manned the telephone lines at certain (...)

It all started when an Irish man called Kevin Mallon, who works for a UK sports hospitality company called THG Sports, was arrested as the Games began. He was found in possession of around 800 tickets for high-profile sporting events as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.  Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images.

Okay, I’m lost, tell me again what the story is with the Olympics ticketing controversy? It all started when an Irish man called Kevin Mallon, who w(...)

A member of the crowd shows their tickets for the gymnastics at the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

A message on an answering machine run by Pro10 Sports Management, the company at the centre of the Olympic tickets controversy, redirected calls to t(...)

Police in Brazil say they want to arrest a second Irish man as part of their investigation into the alleged touting controversy involving Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) tickets for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images.

Police in Brazil say they want to arrest a second Irish man as part of their investigation into the alleged touting controversy involving Olympic Coun(...)

A picture of an ID card belonging to Kevin Mallon, an Irish director of THG Sports, who was arrested for allegedly illegally selling tickets for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. A court in Brazil has denied a request to release Mr Mallon. Photograph: Tasso marcelo/AFP/Getty Images.

A federal appeals court judge in Brazil has rejected a request that an Irish man accused of ticket touting at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro be r(...)

Olympic tickets allegedly seized from Kevin Mallon of THG Sports are displayed during a press conference last Monday. Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images

Minister for Sport Shane Ross said he is going to carry out a “ very robust inquiry” after tickets earmarked for the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) (...)

Olympic tickets allegedly seized from Kevin Mallon of THG Sports are displayed during a press conference last Monday. Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images

The British company at the centre of the Olympic ticketing controversy did not have the right to sell tickets for the event, either in Brazil or abroa(...)

Minister of State for Sports Patrick O’Donovan: “It is appropriate that the inquiries in Brazil are allowed to conclude before anything else.” File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister of State for Sports Patrick O’Donovan has supported calls for the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) to appear before an Oireachtas committee. (...)

President of the Olympic Council of Ireland Pat Hickey has insisted the organisation does not handle any tickets for Rio 2016. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) president Pat Hickey has insisted the organisation does not handle any tickets for Rio 2016, after tickets earmarked (...)

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