Body & Soul: Ticket agents will contact customers about refunds. Photograph: Allen Kiely

The Government’s announcement that is is extending a ban on mass licensed gatherings of more than 5,000 people until the end of August has resulted in(...)

Dublin City Council said City Hall would close (except for private events and the cafe. File photograph: Tom Honan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced the closure of schools, colleges and other public facilities in response to the coronavirus pandemic at a press confe(...)

MCD’s ticket sales were boosted here last year by sell out shows such as  Metallica at Slane (above). Photograph: Arthur Carron

The costs of insuring concerts in the Republic has been highlighted by promoter Denis Desmond, who said the insurance costs for an arena gig in Republ(...)

The CCPC dealt with a series of media mergers during the year including the acquisition of INM by Mediahuis. Photograph: iStock

Fewer mergers and acquisitions were assessed by the State’s consumer watchdog last year after the financial thresholds required of deals were increas(...)

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(...)

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