MCD’s Denis Desmond

This morning.

Via Irish Times:

Concert promoter MCD, which runs the Electric Picnic music festival, is facing claims of “abrasive management behaviour” within the business.

The company, controlled by US events giant Live Nation Entertainment, said it was examining the claims but did not provide any details, saying its internal affairs were private.

Confirmation that MCD is facing the issue came after The Irish Times submitted questions about the company’s response to complaints.

The reply was issued by MCD co-founder Denis Desmond, the driving force behind the business for decades. “We can confirm for the record that MCD is looking into allegation [sic] of breaches of the company’s dignity-at-work policy relating exclusively to abrasive management behaviour,” he wrote in an email. “The welfare of our staff is of paramount importance to us and we are looking at the allegation accordingly.”

MCD faces claims of ‘abrasive management behaviour’ (Irish Times)


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7 thoughts on “No Picnic

  1. Micko

    Toxic, toxic company and management.

    Full of some lovely people completely ruined by a few bad apples.

    Won’t change though, as there’s no shortage of people willing to be walked on, just so they can work in “de music biz”.

  2. K. Cavan

    There was never a time when MCD weren’t exhibiting abrasive behaviour to all and sundry. Stories I could tell yis…

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