Denis Desmond

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The scene sealed off on Sunday at Adam Court, off Grafton Street, where up to 20 people were involved in a fracas. Photograph: Dan Griffin

Gardaí investigating a significant disturbance in central Dublin at the weekend are trying to establish if there are any links to violence that was fe(...)

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.(...)

 People enjoying Longitude Festival at Marlay Park on Friday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

US state department advice that American citizens should stay away from the Longitude festival this weekend has been described as “beyond ridiculous” (...)

Stormzy  is to perform at a Festival Republic concert later this summer.

Concert promoter Denis Desmond shared in a dividend payout of £2.8 million (€3.23 million) from his Festival Republic UK business last year. Accounts(...)

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(...)

Hozier ‘Thank you, so so much to the fans. This is handmade, homemade music and your support of that is everything.’ Photograph: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Hozier’s latest album Wasteland, Baby! has topped the charts in the US in its first week of release. The singer’s second album debuted at number one (...)

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(...)

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