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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)


Widespread brawling. 40 admitted to A&E. Six treated for stab wounds. Two deaths.

The aftermath…

Ahead of a meeting with gardaí to review the Swedish House Mafia concert, Denis Desmond (middle), of promoters MCD, said he was “100 per cent” satisfied with the level of security provided.

…Asked whether he would go ahead this summer with the David Guetta concert in Marlay Park, which will attract a dance-oriented crowd similar to that attracted by Swedish House Mafia, and with Oxegen, due to run again next year, Mr Desmond said: “Yes absolutely. You cannot be held to ransom by thugs.”


Promoter Defends Security At Concert In Phoenix Park (Ronan McGreevy and Genevieve Carbery, Irish Times)

Previously: Tell The Cat To Chill

Lost Weekend

(Leon Farrell, Photocall Ireland)