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Matthew E White and Flo Morrissey: “We just wanted to do songs that meant something to us, that challenged us, and some that people just wouldn’t normally cover.”

The Irish English singerhas teamed with American White for an album of covers ranging from Leonard Cohen to the hit theme from Gre(...)

Aonghus McAnally: “I don’t tend to spend much on myself and only really shop when I need something.”

‘Getting on the property ladder at a young age was a great achievement’

Stefan Murphy: What I’m doing at the moment is following my instinct

Irish musician Stefan Murphy is on a creative roll with his new one-man operation, Count Vaseline. He talks about ‘the endurance (...)

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Cyber Risk International chief executive Paul Dwyer: “I am not a gambler; I do enough risk-taking as an entrepreneur in business.”

Cyber Risk International CEO Paul Dwyer: ‘I miss being paid real cash’

Mirror, mirror: Margo Price. “The  music scene would be in a much healthier position if you allowed people with raw talent to do what they wanted, rather than mould them into the same character”

The US country singer’s story reads like a tragic country song, but a deal with Jack White’s Third Man Records and an acclaimed d(...)

SAVOIR ADOREThe Love That Remains ****Nettwerk, 4 stars

Ciara Egan: “I am  the gal to go to the horse racing with – I win nine times out of 10.”

Ciara Egan, COO of global lifestyle management and advisory firm The Atlas Club

Ciaran Bermingham. Photograph: Miki Barlok

Ciaran Bermingham, actor currently starring in ‘Red Riding Hood’

THE COLORIST & EMILIANA TORRINI The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini ****Rough Trade

THE TROUBLE WITH TEMPLETON: Someday, Buddy ****Bella Union

 Gina London: “The independence and opportunity to travel and enjoy life with family and friends that money can provide is important to me.” Photograph: Darragh Kane

Gina London, director of strategic communications for Fuzion and former CNN correspondent and anchor

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Pat O’Sullivan of Masterchefs Hospitality: “Money isn’t the main motivator for me and never has been, but it’s important to live.”

Me & My Money: Pat O’Sullivan, MD of Masterchefs Hospitality

 Johnny Marr: “I had five years of being in one of the biggest guitar bands in the world, and you could say that my experience has stood to me.” Photograph: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Overshadowed by his former songwriting partner Morrissey for too many years, Johnny Marr has taken his time to tell his side of th(...)

Karen Nixon, founder of Vintage Tea Tours: “I don’t really enjoy shopping – unless it’s with a girlfriend.” Photograph: Emma Moseley, Ebony & Pearl Photography

Me & My Money: Karen Nixon, founder of Vintage Tea Tours

Marc Bolan of T. Rex in action. Photograph:  Michael Ochs/Getty Images

Bolan, Bowie, Slade, Mud, Sweet, Roxy Music – the glittering stars of glam are all here

 Michael Costello: “As I am an accountant,   I shop around for better value on larger purchases for both personal and business-related spending.” Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Me & My Money: Michael Costello, managing partner at BDO

Girl in da corner: Emeli Sandé has written songs for Cheryl Cole, Tinie Tempah, Professor Green, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Rihanna. “I’d gone from someone who was relatively reserved in the studio environment – really focusing on the songs – to suddenly being in front of so many people.”

She went from songwriter-for-hire to pop star, but paid a personal price. As Sandé releases her second album, ‘Long Live the Angel(...)

Donal Buggy: “I have never quite gotten over the €20 I lost to a three-card trickster  in Barcelona about 15 years ago.”

Donal Buggy, Head of Services and Advocacy at the Irish Cancer Society

Jack White by Deirdre O’Callaghan

New book features images and interviews with world’s most famous drummers

Jane Deasy, of online fashionable fitness clothes retailer trendyandbendy.com: “I think online shopping is great, especially when you are busy with work and kids and don’t have a minute to get to the shops.”

Jane Deasy, online fashionable fitness clothes retailer trendyandbendy.com

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 ‘I feel so ashamed of myself that I didn’t visit her more often, that I didn’t alleviate some of the burden my brother so uncomplainingly shouldered.’

When I did visit I can’t recall staying much longer than 30 minutes each time

Eamonn Lawlor: “I have a suit that is older than I am prepared to admit, which has never worn out and which still fits regardless of my various changes of shape over the years.” Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Éamonn Lawlor, broadcaster and patron of the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year competition

Paul Simon at his office in New York – despite having just turned 75, his creative output is showing no signs of slowing. Photograph: NYT

As he releases a new album, the acclaimed songwriter has little interest in his legacy – ‘Time takes care of that’

Featuring a live take of the artist's off-Broadway musical, recorded by the cast just hours after Bowie died, as well three previo(...)

Jimmy Rainsford and Ryan Hennessy of Athy pop group, Picture This, have a sound that touches a nerve

The Irish pop success story of 2016 talk to Tony Clayton-Lea about working methods, making music and how to maintain a winning pro(...)

Agnes Obel started dabbling in studio recording and production techniques at the age of 17.

The Danish songwriter talks to Tony Clayton-Lea about her new album, Citizen of Glass

Brendan Synnott, managing director of Nationwide UK (Ireland): “I always shop around, whether in person or on the internet.” Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

‘The recession has been really tough, but thankfully we are seeing some progress’

BellX1's first release since 2013's Chop Chop sees the band radically reconfigure their sound

St John’s warm, deep voice is the closest amalgam you’ll hear of Nick Drake and Nico

Oonagh Clarke, MD of beauty distributor French Cosmetics: “I always try to shop local. I appreciate all the hard work that goes into running a small business”. Photograph: Ricardo Guglielminotti

A property in France was the businesswoman’s most extravagant but also best value buy

Keaton Henson: “The intensity, which I’m told is there, comes ironically from my not wanting to be up on stage. It’s never just another day on the road for me.”

The reclusive singer taps the fragility, beauty and discomfort of the emotionally afflicted

Building contractor and TV presenter Ian Hart: “Money is important to everyone, I would think, and anyone that says it’s not is lying.” Photograph: Colm Kerr

Bargain hunting is part of everyday life for the co-presenter on the architecture and renovation series ‘Room to Improve’

THE NEW 52: Let me Sleep, Haven Records, 3 stars

Bay City Rollers: the classic line-up of Alan Longmuir, Leslie McKeown, Eric Faulkner, Derek Longmuir and Stuart Wood, in 1975. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

Simon Spence delves into the dark history of the Bay City Rollers: underage sex, alcoholism, addiction, pornography and penury. It(...)

RSM Ireland  co-founder John Glennon: “Like many people, I lost money when the economy collapsed in 2008.”  Photograph: Jason Clarke

Money not the primary motivation for accounting firm managing partner

After his second album, ‘Post Tropical’, the Dubliner found himself in demand as a songwriter for hire, but decided to keep the so(...)

Paddy Magee, country operations manager  of Renault Group Ireland: “In the last couple of years I have (wisely) invested in shares within the Renault Group.”

‘There is nothing like shopping face to face, getting real customer satisfaction’

JOSEPH: I’m alone, no you’re Not, ATO Records, 3 stars

PASCAL PINON: Sundur, Morr Music, 4 stars

Barry Gray is not averse to haggling and believes in shopping around before making a purchase.

I do all purchases with cards, and buy locally where I can, unless there is a bargain online

Ollie Canning: “Money is nowhere near the top of my priority list”

One of his best spends was on his dog Odie, from Madra animal rescue in Galway

Nichola Beresford: “I just don’t have the haggle gene.”

Waterford-based drinks firm co-owner loves gambling – ‘So I don’t do it’

Loudon Wainwright III: Essentially both memoir-as-theatre and realignment of parental issues, Wainwright describes the show as a “posthumous collaboration”. Loudon Wainwright III: “Family is still a fascinating subject for me”

The musician tackles some of his long-standing family issues in his latest undertaking

Andy Noonan: “The Big Grill Festival, initially quite a risky venture, is going from strength to strength after three years, so all of the hard work setting it up is starting to pay off.”

Andy Noonan, founder and organiser of the Big Grill BBQ Festival

Shura grew up in Manchester as a self-confessed guitar-toting “weird” teenager who was fluent in Russian

Manchester’s Shura is happy to be different – and flattered about being compared to Kurt Cobain and Kylie

Colum McCormack-Crowe: “My husband and I saved up for our honeymoon in the Maldives. It cost about €10,000.  We saved for it together without touching our savings or day-to-day money.”

Colum McCormack-Crowe, presenter on 4FM

Joan Mulvihill: “I’m not a gambler. But I did win a car in my credit union draw in 2002. It was great timing as I’d just bought my first apartment”

Joan Mulvihill, CEO of the Irish Internet Association

David Walsh: “Money is more necessary to me than important.”

‘I learned to haggle watching my father in action at cattle marts and street fairs’

Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson: told in 2013 he had less than a year to live. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

This rock memoir might not have been written without a second opinion

Joan Baez performs at an anti-Vietnam War demonstration in London, 1965. Photograph: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

From Billie Holiday to The Clash and on to modern Irish artists Zrazy and Jinx Lennon, activism has a long and illustrious history

Sonya Lennon: “Money is only important to me for the security it gives to my family and me.”

VHI Life Insurance ambassador aware ‘increasingly’ of providing for future

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