Denis O’Brien is at his peak in business terms for the next few decades but perhaps he is thinking even further ahead by bidding for the theatre.

After Denis O’Brien the tribunal (witness) it now seems Denis O’Brien the musical (impresario) could be on the cards. His emergence at the weekend as (...)

The then taoiseach Brian Cowen tours the Grand Canal Theatre with Harry Crosbie ahead of its opening in March 2010. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatrein the Dublin docklands, is to be offered for sale on the international market at over €20 million – a long way short of t(...)

The historic Beamish and Crawford site in Cork is one of the proposed sites for the event centre

A decision on where to locate a €50 million event centre in Cork looks set to be delayed following a decision by a global entertainment company to wi(...)

A company of music promoter John Reynolds has settled its legal action against the company operating the Electric Picnic. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A company of music promoter John Reynolds has settled its legal action against the company operating the Electric Picnic. Mr Reynolds alleged he was e(...)

Music promoter John Reynolds has secured orders requiring Ticketmaster to provide him with information about volume discounts paid on the sale of tickets for five Electric Picnic festivals up to 2013. Photograph: Collins.

Music promoter John Reynolds has secured orders requiring Ticketmaster to provide him with information about volume discounts paid on the sale (...)

Beyonce at last year’s V Festival: Denis Desmond has signed over his minority interest in V Festival to Live Nation-Gaiety (LNG), a UK-based joint venture between his Gaiety Investments and Live Nation. photograph: samir hussein/wireimage

Denis Desmond, the MCD concert promoter, is continuing to restructure his myriad interests with the assistance of Live Nation, the Big Daddy of the gl(...)

Uncertain about U2 before he met them in 1978, Paul McGuinness recognised their potential as soon as he saw them perform, and agreed immediately to manage them. Photograph: Dave Meehan

“A gang of four but a corporation of five” is how U2 singer Bono always described the band’s relationship with manager Paul McGuinness.. But with McGu(...)

U2’s manager Paul McGuinness  who has confirmed he is stepping down from his  role as part of a deal which will see Live Nation buy the management teams of the Irish band and Madonna.

U2 manager Paul McGuinness stands to make more than $30 million (€22 million) by selling management rights to the band in a move that has taken the mu(...)

Crowds  at an Electric Picnic event in the grounds of  Stradbally House, Co Laois. Photograph: PA

Music promoter John Reynolds has claimed that payments of more than €500,000 were put through the Electric Picnic operating company for the benefit of(...)

The two most lucrative shows at Dublin’s O2 venue last year were those of singer-songwriter Paul Simon, who grossed €1.6 million last July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sold-out concerts by One Direction and Van Morrison at Dublin’s 02 last year were not enough to prevent the group operating the venue incurring a 18 p(...)