Wed, 22 Apr, 2020
The takeover of concert promoter MCD Productions by international promoter and venue owner Live Nation has cleared its final regulatory hurdle.
Wed, 29 Jan, 2020
As the inaugural series of gigs at Musgrave Park came to a close with Lauryn Hill, organisers confirmed they are hoping to run more shows at the Cork venue next year.
Wed, 26 Jun, 2019
Profits at the company behind the annual Electric Picnic music festival fell 9% last year.
Fri, 19 Oct, 2018
Irish concert promoter MCD has been taken over by the global music company Live Nation.
Thu, 16 Aug, 2018
“When you get it right, it is profitable. Equally, over the years, we have had big losses.”
Tue, 11 Jul, 2017
Concert promoter Denis Desmond said that MCD is aiming to sell 1.3m concert tickets this year.
Fri, 17 Mar, 2017
The staging of Mary Poppins was one of the hits to help the new owners of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre to record operating profits of over €1m last year.
Fri, 21 Oct, 2016
Wed, 12 Oct, 2016
MCD supremo Denis Desmond dashed the hopes of Coldplay fans yesterday by confirming there will be no second gig by the band in Dublin next summer.
Profits at the main Irish-based entertainment firm owned by singer-songwriter phenomenon Hozier rose more than three-fold to €1.77m last year.
Wed, 17 Aug, 2016
The country’s most successful concert promoter, Denis Desmond, has added to his fortune by sharing a dividend totalling £5m (€5.9m) from his Festival Republic business last year.
Wed, 03 Aug, 2016
U2 and Fleetwood Mas last year helped the Live Nation firm that operates the 3Arena in Dublin to double its pre-tax profits to £5.16m (€6.19m).
Tue, 19 Jul, 2016
Concert promoter Denis Desmond shared in a near- €17.3m dividend payout last year from a firm co-owned by his UK joint venture.
Sat, 07 May, 2016
“Tell the cat to chill.”
Fri, 22 Apr, 2016
MCD-promoted music gigs attracted more than 1.2m fans in Ireland last year with a similar number of revellers expected in 2016, according to company chief Denis Desmond.
Thu, 14 Apr, 2016
Sat, 24 Oct, 2015
She was a woman of many names. Also known as ‘Mary O’Connor’, ‘Mary the Shop’, and ‘Mary the Pensioner’, it was the title of ‘Mary John B’ that charmed her the most.
Tue, 18 Aug, 2015
Numbers attending events promoted by Denis Desmond’s MCD Productions firm this year will not hit the heights of 2014 due to an anticipated quiet final quarter.
Wed, 17 Jun, 2015
Pre-tax profits at the UK-based entertainment group co-owned by concert promoter, Denis Desmond, last year jumped by 50% to £6.4m (€9m).
Tue, 26 May, 2015
New event licensing laws could be introduced within weeks following a major review prompted by the Garth Brooks fiasco.
Tue, 03 Mar, 2015
One Direction’s sell-out gigs at Croke Park last year helped ticket sales by MCD Productions to grow by 12.5% to 1.5m in a bumper year for the promoters.
Fri, 16 Jan, 2015
Páirc Uí Chaoimh should be chosen to host All-Ireland quarter or semi-finals when it reopens in 2017 following a €70 million upgrade, according to the Cork County Board chairman.
Tue, 02 Dec, 2014
Denis Desmond of MCD said yesterday that this year’s Electric Picnic recorded a "healthy" profit.
Fri, 03 Oct, 2014
Concert promoter Denis Desmond has added to his fortune by sharing a dividend totalling £3.29m (€4.1m) from his Festival Republic business last year.
Thu, 26 Jun, 2014
Welcome to your Tuesday morning briefing. Let us ensure you’re up to speed on what’s happening and are prepared for the day ahead.
Tue, 29 Apr, 2014
Concert promoter Denis Desmond has added to his fortune by receiving a sizeable chunk of a €21mdividend from the UK music venue business he co-owns.
Concert promoters MCD enjoyed “a very good result” last year as the numbers attending their events climbed by almost 10% to 1.328m.
Fri, 24 Jan, 2014
She’s beautiful, super-wealthy, influential... but TV3’s Celebrity Apprentice gaffer, Caroline Downey, is nursing a heartache.
Mon, 07 Oct, 2013
Some of the biggest names in showbusiness gathered to pay their respects to Ticketmaster Ireland boss Eamonn O’Connor.
Fri, 06 Sep, 2013
Gardaí will be operating a zero alcohol policy on all approach roads to Slane Castle in Co Meath for the Eminem concert next week.
Fri, 09 Aug, 2013
THE bankers should have been an example to people in other industries that too much of a good thing can never last.
Mon, 15 Jul, 2013
Ireland’s most successful concert promoter Denis Desmond has added to his fortune by sharing dividends totalling £9.58m (€11m) from his Festival Republic business over the past two years.
Wed, 03 Jul, 2013
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Mon, 10 Jun, 2013
Concert promoter Denis Desmond said yesterday that he expects earnings from the UK music venue business he co-owns to top £8 million (€9.4m) this year.
Wed, 15 May, 2013
Buried in an article in the business section of the Irish Examiner is confirmation that Oxegen is back in the summer.
Fri, 01 Feb, 2013
Concert promoters MCD Productions recorded “strong” profits last year in spite of a 22% drop in ticket sales to 1.2m.
Sat, 22 Dec, 2012
The head of MCD Denis Desmond says he was very disappointed with the Garda report on the Swedish House Mafia concert in the Phoenix Park.
Fri, 07 Sep, 2012
The widespread antisocial behaviour on the day of the Swedish House Mafia gig in the Phoenix Park was the result of “ineffective” policing by Gardaí, according to music promoters MCD.
MCD boss Denis Desmond believes cheap alcohol fuelled the violence at the controversial Swedish House Mafia concert in Phoenix Park.
Tue, 21 Aug, 2012
MCD boss Denis Desmond said that there will be "full, thorough" body searches at this weekend's series of concerts at Marlay Park in Dublin.
Mon, 20 Aug, 2012
Drug detection dogs will patrol queues at upcoming gigs in Dublin’s Marlay Park as part of security efforts to avoid a repeat of the drunken and violent scenes at Phoenix Park last month.
Fri, 17 Aug, 2012
Gardaí have warned concert-goers that tight restrictions will be in place at three concerts due to take place at Marlay Park in Dublin next week.
Thu, 16 Aug, 2012
Music promoters MCD are expected to make a formal complaint to the Garda Ombudsman Commission this week over the findings of a Garda inquiry into last month’s Swedish House Mafia concert.
Mon, 06 Aug, 2012
Electronic or dance music events should be banned from Phoenix Park as a direct result of the Jul 7 stabbing tragedies, a damning Garda report has claimed.
Fri, 03 Aug, 2012
The boss of concert promotion company MCD has said there was more than the required level of security at the Swedish House Mafia concert in Dublin last weekend.
Tue, 10 Jul, 2012
One man died and at least seven men were stabbed during a concert in Dublin last night.
Sun, 08 Jul, 2012
Concert promoters MCD Productions returned to profit last year after recording an 8% increase in the number of concert tickets sold to 1.54m.
Fri, 18 May, 2012
A SUPER night for hurling in Newcestown on Saturday, yet little sparkle from either Aghabullogue or last year’s intermediate champions Kilbrittain.
Mon, 06 Jun, 2011
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