Johnny Lappin: ‘You never lose interest – it isn’t like a job that after 40 years you get a commemorative watch.’

Johnny Lappin knows a thing or two about a thing or two. He might even know, but possibly not admit for the sake of his health, where some bodies are (...)

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(...)

Darren Smith, television producer and  managing director of Kite Entertainment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Darren Smith apologises for checking his phone. He is waiting for last night’s television ratings to come through: when we meet, Ireland’s Fittest Fam(...)

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(...)

Blue Elf Inc Ltd, owned by comedian Mario Rosenstock, paid €118,663.80 for under declaring income tax, social insurance and the universal social charge.

Companies linked to comedian Mario Rosenstock and promoter Denis Desmond made six-figure deals with the Revenue Commissioners, according to the latest(...)

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(...)

Denis Desmond says increased security at concerts ‘is always evolving, the body searches will continue, but it’s a balance, you don’t want to put fear into people when it comes to going to a show’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis Desmond, the man behind MCD and now chairman of Live Nation UK and Ireland, has assured music fans that the live music sector is investing in ne(...)

Divine Design managing director Gwen Kenny in the Portrait Bar at  the Olympia Theatre in Dublin.

Divine Design is a Dublin-based interior design company which employs nine people and which creates bespoke interiors for both commercial and residen(...)

Danny Erskine, son of Anita Reeves, and Julian Erskine, her husband, carry her coffin into the Mansion House in Dublin for her funeral on Saturday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

While the hundreds of people who gathered in Dublin’s Mansion House on Saturday morning to mourn the passing of celebrated actor Anita Reeves were uni(...)

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