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A Short Summer Break

Entertainment for Business is taking a short summer break to recharge the batteries and come back fresh for the big summer of festivals and entertainment ahead. We will return with our regular daily digest of news and analysis on Monday, June 25th.

Vicar Street’s Hotel Plans

Dublin music venue Vicar Street has been granted planning permission to develop into a 185 room four-star hotel while retaining and indeed expanding the music facilities. There will be an increase an increase in seated capacity from just over 1,000 to 1,500 as well as...

Ireland’s Got Talent on UK TV’s

The Irish version of the hit talent show, Ireland’s Got Talent, which debuted on TV3 earlier this year has been snapped up by digital channel 5Star and is now airing every weeknight on the station for UK fans. Michelle Visage, Denise Van Outen, Louis Walsh and Jason...

RTÉ Splits World Cup Sponsorship

RTÉ's broadcast coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is to be split three ways this year for the first time. Hyundai who took the coverage of the Rio 2014 World Cup on an exclusive basis are back again but with a lower budget and so the idea was born to make the...

Belfast City to Fight on Arts Funding

Belfast City Council last night voted to throw its weight behind a campaign seeking to reverse cuts in Arts Funding announced last month by the Arts Council for Northern Ireland. It passed a motion stating that "This council asserts the value of the arts in our...

Turvey Appointed to Irish Film London

Public Relations specialist and Managing Director of FTI Consulting Claire Turvey has been appointed to the board of Irish Film London, the not for profit organisation that champions the Irish film and animation industries in the UK. The organisation, which is holding...

Backing Ireland’s Festivals – Part 4

Today we have the fourth part of our look at the backing and sponsorship of some of Ireland's best 'smaller' festivals. The Independent published a list of what they considered to be Ireland's best 'Off-Radar' Festivals last weekend. It's a handy guide on some of the...

Dancing With The IFTA’s

Congratulations to all the winners at the Gala sponsored IFTA Television Awards last night, not least our friends at Shinawil who lifted the Best Entertainment show Award for Dancing With the Stars. Coco Television were also on their feet with Room to Improve taking...

AIG Backing Tall Ships

Among the many festivals and forms of entertainment taking place this weekend, The Dublin Tall Ships will be one of the most visible. The ships will be ailing up the Liffey and right past the offices of AIG who are backing this year's event through an innovative...

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