Denis Desmond

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 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(...)

At Pukklepop with Kings of Leon in 2011

Ushuaïa, Creamfields, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Encore Beach Club – Ciara Davey’s gigging history is an EDM fan’s f(...)

Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses performs at the O2 Arena in London in 2010. the band are to play Slane Castle, Co Meath in 2017. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Would you pay good money to stand in a hilly field in Co Meath to watch Guns N’ Roses? In 1992, tens of thousands of Irish people were prepared to do(...)

U2 perform at the 3 Arena. The Live Nation-controls the companies that run the venue saw profits rise 75 per cent. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Live Nation-controlled group of British and Irish companies that run the Three Arena (3Arena) in Dublin recorded a near 75 per cent jump in profit(...)

The funeral of Dr Edward Daly takes place at St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Former Bishop of Derry Edward Daly “showed physical courage on Bloody Sunday and his moral courage was evident in his passionate struggle against viol(...)

Prince performing in LA in March 2005. Photograph:   Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Páirc Uí Chaoimh, July 7th, 1990 Dave Fanning IRELAND ‘S first taste of Prince Rogers-Nelson was as sweet, slick and sleazy as we’d been led to b(...)

Posters promoting TXFM on its launch in 2014. The alternative music station was previously known as Phantom and began life as a pirate broadcaster

TXFM, the Dublin alternative music station previously known as Phantom 105.2, is set to close down. The consortium behind the loss-making station deci(...)

The genesis for Setanta began in 1990 when Mickey O’Rourke and Leonard Ryan organised a showing of the Ireland-England match at the Italia ’90 World Cup in a London pub

After 23 years operating as the plucky underdog in the pay TV arena, Setanta Sports is about to accept the warm corporate embrace of Eir, Ireland’s bi(...)

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