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Organiser of Junior Cert party apologises after hundreds of teens denied entry

The venue became overcrowded because a number of people had forged tickets, leaving valid ticket holders stuck outside.

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THE ORGANISERS OF a Junior Cert party have issued an apology after the disastrous night saw hundreds of students left stranded outside the venue.

Furious parents have been complaining about the event, which was held at the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, and run by Pineapple Entertainment. The ball started at 8pm on Thursday night but as the venue began to fill up, teenagers with valid tickets were refused entry and left standing outside.

Adam Courtney of Pineapple Entertainment issued a statement yesterday, apologising profusely to anyone with a valid ticket who failed to get in.

“I know this was a very important for all involved, and I deeply regret that the event did not go to plan.”

Courtney said a number of people at the event had forged tickets which went undetected at the door, leading to the venue becoming overcrowded. He acknowledged that scrutiny of the tickets fell short on the night.

For future Pineapple Entertainment events, I intend to review our ticketing system, and take whatever action is required, such as working exclusively with one supplier, to eliminate opportunities for forgery.

Anyone holding a valid ticket will be fully refunded on request if they email PineappleEntertainmentBooking@gmail.com with their name and number.

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