Denis Desmond

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AIB and Permanent TSB spent €20 million on adviser fees negotiating to purchase certain loan books from Ulster Bank, which is exiting the Republic’s banking market. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

AIB and Permanent TSB have spent close to €20 million between them so far this year on advisers’ fees relating to their purchases of the assets of riv(...)

A Novaerus air purifier in place in a hospitality venue

Hundreds of publicans and restaurateurs are investing in medical-grade air purification technology to make their premises safer for indoor trade ahead(...)

Electric Picnic in 2018: Confidence is growing that a return to such live events  is imminent. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Looking forward to Electric Picnic this year? According to Melvin Benn of Festival Republic, which runs the annual end-of-summer festival in Stradball(...)

Revellers reflected in  sunglasses as crowds arrive for  Electric Picnic in 2017. Photograph: Niall Carson /PA Wire

Electric Picnic was due to take place this weekend. Judging by the forecast, they might even have got the weather for it. But in a world laid low by c(...)

Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Ryanair has threatened legal action against the Government if it fails to expand the list of countries to which Irish travellers can go to include Bri(...)

Electric Picnic reflections: Festival organisers and workers exude positivity. Practical people, their work involves coming together to make things happen. Photograph: Niall Carson /PA

One of the first festivals of the season, It Takes a Village, should have been filling the Trabolgan Holiday Village this weekend. Revellers woul(...)

Revellers enjoying the music at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally last August. Photograph: Alan Betson

The managing director of Ireland’s largest concert promoter, MCD, remains “optimistic” that this year’s Electric Picnic festival will go ahead. Denis(...)

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(...)

Music festival Longitude is run by MCD.

Concert promoter MCD has said that dealing with regulatory investigations into the sale of half the company to a joint venture with Live Nation cost €(...)

The 2018 figures include a contribution from Electric Picnic, held at Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Denis Desmond’s Gaiety Investments shared in a dividend payout of £10.29 million (€11.59 million) from its UK-based joint venture with concert giant L(...)

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