Denis Desmond

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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(...)

Metallica: the band on the indoor leg of their WorldWired tour, in February. Photograph: Simon Hofmann/Getty

Metallica will play Slane Castle on June 8th next year, it has been confirmed. They will be the second hard-rock act in a row to headline the outdoor (...)

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(...)

Arcade Fire perform on day three of the Isle of Wight Festival 2017. Photograph: David Jensen/PA Wire

A joint venture between Irish impresario Denis Desmond and global music behemoth Live Nation has received the go-ahead from competition regulators in (...)

 Mick Jones (left), Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon of punk  band The Clash performing in about 1980. File photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

‘This was a baptism of fire.” Paul Tipping is remembering his time as the entertainments officer of the students union in Trinity College Dublin in 1(...)

U2 at Croke Park. Live Nation now manages 500 artists under its Artist Nation wing, including the Dublin band. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

This week, the man behind MCD and now chairman of Live Nation UK & Ireland, Denis Desmond, gave an insightful interview about his industry to Musi(...)

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(...)

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