Denis Desmond

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Phantom, which launched in 2006, is implementing redundancies among its 16 full-time staff to make the station viable. JNLR listener statistics for 2013 show its share of all adults was just 0.8 per cent. Latest abridged accounts for Dublin Rock Radio Ltd show it had accumulated losses of €4.2 million at the end of 2012.

Dublin alternative rock station Phantom 105.2 is to be rebranded next month as TXFM in a bid to turn around the station’s flagging fortu(...)

Phantom’s JNLR listener statistics for 2013 show its share of all adults was just 0.8 per cent. Among 15-34 year olds, it had a “listened yesterday” share of 3 per cent.

Dublin alternative rock station Phantom 105.2, whose backers include businessmen Denis Desmond and Denis O’Brien, plans to red(...)

John Reynolds

The date has been set for the music event of the summer: the case between John Reynolds and Festival Republic Dublin, whose investors include Denis De(...)

Beyonce at last year’s V Festival: Denis Desmond has signed over his minority interest in V Festival to Live Nation-Gaiety (LNG), a UK-based joint venture between his Gaiety Investments and Live Nation. photograph: samir hussein/wireimage

Denis Desmond, the MCD concert promoter, is continuing to restructure his myriad interests with the assistance of Live Nation, the Big Daddy of the gl(...)

Pat Egan in Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pat Egan is still in the game. The years since his first dalliances with live-music promotion have become decades, but Egan is still out there hoping (...)

Judge and jury: Caroline Downey. Photograph: Eric Luke

‘We were told not to smile on camera in the boardroom,” Caroline Downey explains when the Irish Times photographer tells her it’s okay to smile at the(...)

New days: The Saturdays  on stage at Oxegen 2011. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Everything changes, and this maxim applies even to the most famous Irish musical bacchanalia of modern times. But this year’s Oxegen festival, whic(...)

Vampire Weekend will headline the Saturday night at Longtitude in Marlay Park. Photograph: Ben A Pruchnie/Getty Images

RONAN McGREEVY Irish summer festivals are invariably cursed with bad weather but the latest addition to a crowded calendar has arrived in the middle o(...)

Mick Jagger performing at Glastonbury on June 29th. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Gordon DeeganFestival Republic, the UK-based firm that is part owned by Irish concert promoter Denis Desmond, produced dividends totalling £9.58 milli(...)

Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska (left), whose wealth is estimated to be €6.6 billion, owns Aughinish Alumina through Rusal, the world’s largest aluminium producer. Photograph: Pressphotos/Getty Images
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Billionaire Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s firm Aughinish Alumina paid just €1,952 in corporation tax over the past five years, despite generating (...)

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