Brendan Grace worked in the entertainment industry for 50 years.

Tributes have been paid to the comedian, entertainer and musician Brendan Grace, who has died aged 68. Grace, a native of Dublin’s Liberties, died in(...)

Denis Desmond described the US State Department advice about Longitude as “beyond ridiculous”

Music promoter Denis Desmond has said there was “no connection” between a fracas outside a Dublin nightclub at the weekend and the Longitude festival.(...)

Denis Desmond, who with Caroline Downey operates Academy Music Group in a joint venture with Live Nation. Photograph: Collins Courts

Pretax profits at a UK-based music venue operator co-owned by concert promoter Denis Desmond last year declined 19 per cent to £6.34 million (€7.35 mi(...)

The deal buttressed the Irish operations of LNG, whose interests already included Festival Republic, which runs Electric Picnic. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

The State’s competition watchdog is launching a detailed investigation into the sale of MCD Productions, the concert promotion company founded by impr(...)

Chvrches vocalist Lauren Mayberry on the main stage at Electric Picnic 2018. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Profits at the company that operates the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co Laois, rocketed five-fold in 2017 compared with the year before, a(...)

Denis Desmond of concer promoter MCD.  Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Concert promoters Denis Desmond and Caroline Downey have effectively sold half of their promotion company, MCD Productions, to the global music behemo(...)

Grammy-Award winning rapper Drake. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Tickets to see Drake play two shows in Dublin next year have sold out on Friday morning. The 29-year-old Canadian artist is bringing his Boy Meets W(...)

In 1997, David Bowie was in Dublin rehearsing for the Earthling tour when he played a secret gig for 300 people. Photograph: Reuters/Andy Clark/Files

It was Ireland in May 1997, and 300-odd people (some of them very odd) were stuffed into the rehearsal room at the Factory. David Bowie was in Dublin (...)

Standing tickets for The Script’s hotly anticipated Croke Park gig next June sold out in under an hour this morning.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tickets for Irish rock group The Script’s Croke Park gig next June have sold out, MCD Productions has announced. Tickets for the hotly anticipated Jun(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny rings the bell to officially open the Nasdaq  from the Web Summit at the RDS in Dublin, with  Paddy Cosgrave,  founder of the Web Summit, and Adam Kostyal,  head of European listings at Nasdaq.  Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has apologised to the thousands of attendees at the technology conference for continuing wifi problems.He took to th(...)

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