Garth Brooks in Croke Park in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

US country singer Garth Brooks has confirmed he will not be coming to Ireland next week to see a play about the debacle surrounding the cancellation o(...)

Jim Aiken: “You keep hearing that you have to have big productions, and someone like Ed Sheeran comes along and sells 160,000 tickets – and it’s just him and a guitar”. Photograph: Jesse Dittmar/ The New York Times

The family business was always going to be Peter Aiken’s calling. He tried accountancy, but the trade kept beckoning him back. The business of putting(...)

Under the redevlopment plan, the 39-year-old stadium in Blackrock, Cork, will be extensively redesigned with capacity being increased from its current level of 43,000 to 45,000 with two new stands

The €70 million redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork will make it an ideal venue for major outdoor concerts, music promoter Peter Aiken has said (...)

Bono with his wife Ali and U2 band members Larry Mullen , Adam Clayton and The Edge, at the funeral of radio DJ Tony Fenton, at Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Not many people can persuade U2 to play at their funeral, but not many people are Tony Fenton. The Dude, as he was affectionately known to his friends(...)

Ellie Goulding and Beck have been added to the line up of this year’s Live in the Marquee

Concert promoter Peter Aiken has called for a relaxation of Ireland’s planning laws to allow a series of major concerts to take place each year at sta(...)

Ed Sheeran on stage during the Brit Awards. Promoter Peter Aiken has ruled out a third Croke Park gig featuring the singer this summer. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Concert promoter Peter Aiken has ruled out a third Ed Sheeran concert for Croke Park, despite the Yorkshire-born singer selling out two concerts at th(...)

Red FM: the company said listenership figures and  targets for the business were being met.

Investors in the Cork radio station Red FM expect that it will become profitable this year, according to shareholder and company secretary Fiona Darcy(...)

Promoter Peter Aiken leaving Leinster House today following a meeting with the Oireachtas Transport committee to discuss the Garth Brooks concerts. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin city manager Owen Keegan tonight rejected claims from the GAA that he was fully in support of five Garth Brooks concerts before controversially(...)

The most interesting word used to describe the Garth Brooks cancellation has been “unprecedented”. Photograph: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Call it a fiasco, a debacle, or a farce – whatever your view of the Garth Brooks concerts’ cancellation, the most interesting word used to describe it(...)

Garth Brooks stated: “To say I am crushed is an understatement. All I see is my mother’s face and I hear her voice. She always said things happen for a reason and for the right reason. As hard as I try, I cannot see the light on this one.” Photograph: PA

The scheduled Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin’s Croke Park will definitely not be proceeding, a statement from the country singer tonight says. The si(...)