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Dublin-based technology start-up Ticket Text – – have developed a system that delivers tickets via text message (SMS).

Tickets are delivered as a 2D barcode that is scanned at the event, allowing visitors to gain entry without the need for a printed ticket.

If a phone is lost or the SMS accidentally deleted, they can be reissued.

Ticket Text users create an account on the website that can work like a social networking site allowing them to build an events calendar, share information with friends, upload photos, receive information about other events, directions and website links.

Arts Director Isobel Lyons said the company are dedicated to promoting art events to a larger audience in Europe.

In July they struck a deal with Ryanair to provide ticketing for all non-airline services offered on Ryanair’s site, such as theatre and exhibitions in the destination city.