John and Bernie Gallagher outbid Live Nation, Denis Desmond’s MCD, the Ambassador Theatre Group in the UK, Dublin-based New Beginnings and several private investors to acquire the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

Wealthy Dublin couple John and Bernie Gallagher, who made a fortune from the sale of Jurys Doyle hotels before the property crash, have acquired the B(...)

Thousands of overseas visitors who had bought tickets to see Garth Brooks have been arriving into Dublin Airport today.  Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The money for more than three-quarters of the tickets for the cancelled Garth Brooks concerts in Croke Park has been refunded, Ticketmaster has said. (...)

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(...)

Setanta plans to ‘piggyback’ on 3’s network and use its own brand to offer services to customers.

Irish pay TV broadcaster Setanta Sports is planning to enter the mobile phone market in Ireland. The company is in talks with 3 Ireland about becomin(...)

Setanta’s association with BT means that it will carry European Rugby Champions Cup (formerly the Heineken Cup) action this season

Staff at Irish TV broadcaster Setanta Sports are set to be given up to 10 per cent of the business in share options, as part of a scheme devised by(...)

Phantom, which launched in 2006, is implementing redundancies among its 16 full-time staff to make the station viable. JNLR listener statistics for 2013 show its share of all adults was just 0.8 per cent. Latest abridged accounts for Dublin Rock Radio Ltd show it had accumulated losses of €4.2 million at the end of 2012.

Dublin alternative rock station Phantom 105.2 is to be rebranded next month as TXFM in a bid to turn around the station’s flagging fortu(...)

Phantom’s JNLR listener statistics for 2013 show its share of all adults was just 0.8 per cent. Among 15-34 year olds, it had a “listened yesterday” share of 3 per cent.

Dublin alternative rock station Phantom 105.2, whose backers include businessmen Denis Desmond and Denis O’Brien, plans to red(...)

John Reynolds

The date has been set for the music event of the summer: the case between John Reynolds and Festival Republic Dublin, whose investors include Denis De(...)

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(...)

Pat Egan in Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pat Egan is still in the game. The years since his first dalliances with live-music promotion have become decades, but Egan is still out there hoping (...)