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Jim Durie: The decisions I made that cost me money became my education, and so can’t really be adjudged as losses. They were instalment payments to make me smarter!

Me & My Money: Jim Durie, managing director Ireland, Energie Fitness Ireland

Bono and Edge on stage during The Joshua Tree tour performance at Dublin’s Croke Park. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The band is looking older, but the music continues to carry a political punch

Kristin Hersh: Bound for the NCH. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Damien Dempsey, U2, Kristen Hersch, Brian Wilson, Nash and Yorkston/Thorne/Khan

U2 perform during their Joshua Tree tour at Twickenham Stadium.

U2 creative director Willie Williams describes a modern approach to the Joshua Tree stage visuals

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Margot Slattery, country president, Sodexo Ireland

Chris Merrick Hughes: Eirenic Life, Helium, 4 stars

Longitude, Valerie June, Belle & Sebastian, David Gray and more

John Murry: A Short History of Decay, TV Records, 4 stars

Alison O’Donnell: Climb sheer the Fields of Peace, Latent Recordings, 3 stars

Insurance Institute CEO Dermot Murray: “I wouldn’t have the patience for shopping around.” Photograph:  Shane O’Neill Photography

Me and My Money: Dermot Murray, CEO of the Insurance Institute

Lucy Rose: Something’s Changing, Communion Records, 3 stars

Haim's latest is shiny, summery and sunny, but proves less than the sum of its parts

Lisa Hannigan, Whelan’s Dublin, Friday

Trinity College’s Summer Series kicks off, and Fleet Foxes hit the road for a short Irish tour

Motorbike racer Nicole Lynch from Clondalkin in Dublin is now a brand ambassador for Flogas Ireland and will be driving a car converted to Flogas Autogas to race meetings this year.

‘All my money goes on motorbike racing, so I can’t really think of anything I’d even want’

The band have withstood more than two decades  of music trends and changes

Co-founder Chris Geddes talks about perceptions, pop songs, and why the band’s fanbase is still going strong after 20 years

Musician Kate Nash: stars in new Netflix acting role on 10th anniversary of ‘Made of Bricks’. Photograph: Chelsea Lauren/WireImage

Kate Nash on music industry failings, fighting sexism, and women’s wrestling

Future Islands can say goodbye to Ireland if they don’t deliver ‘Seasons’ (Waiting on You). Photograph: Dave Meehan

Why some bands dread hearing the same hit song title being called out to them at gigs

Mark Higgins, senior managing director of the  performance analytics division at FTI Consulting. Photograph: Silver Image

Mark Higgins, Senior MD of FTI Consulting Performance Analytics

Netwatch CTO Niall Kelly

‘Next generation must understand supporting local has greater impact than they think’

London Grammar: “All you can ultimately hope for is longevity and to carry on making music”

Hannah Reid on how the band got lost on the road, and working with ‘rock star’ producers

What we have here is actually a Fleetwood Mac album, minus Stevie Nicks.

Paul Merriman, of financial advice website askpaul.ie

Me & My Money: Paul Merriman, of financial advice website askpaul.ie

It is no exaggeration to say that, along with The Beatles, Kraftwerk is the most influential group in contemporary popular music. Photograph: AP/dpa/Jens Kalaene

Kraftwerk at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. Stars: 3

Me & My Money: Nicky Logue, general manager, Intercontinental Dublin

The songs on the surprise album are flawed, but within the grasp of the listener

Nanci Creedon: “I would rather invest in something I can control – my own hard work – than to gamble on the success of others”

Me & My Money: Nanci Creedon, animal behaviourist

Brian Fitzpatrick: ‘If you haggle, you will always get a better price or even a smile – a laugh means you got something more than just a purchase.’

Me and my money: Brian Fitzpatrick, managing director, Oriel Magnesium and Mineral Supplements

Peter Roe, general manager, Fairyhouse Racecourse: “There’s great satisfaction in walking out of somewhere with a bargain.”

Me & My Money: Peter Roe, general manager of Fairyhouse Racecourse

Maria Morgan: “To me gambling is just guessing”

Me and My Money: Maria Morgan of beautifuljobs.ie on saving, shopping and gambling

Dave O’Donoghue: ‘Cash is a messy means of payment and one I avoid.’

Chief executive of healthy fast-food franchise Freshii Ireland Dave O’Donoghue

John Loughran (left) of the Sanymount Hotel.

Me & My Money: John Loughran, proprietor, Sandymount Hotel

Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan, guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawler

With a ‘Best Of’ album on the way, The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan and Noel Hogan talk about past regrets, future plans

“I’m passionate about spending locally, particularly for fresh produce.” Photograph: Jason Clarke

Me and my money: Jock Jordan, group sales director, One4all

Produced by T Bone Burnett, with guest appearances that include Jools Holland and Jeff Beck, this is the best album of May's caree(...)

Anne Fanthom: “My daughter has repeatedly tried to introduce me to online shopping. She’s hooked, but I don’t believe I will ever move away from wanting that face to face contact.”

Me and My Money: Anne Fanthom, managing director of Recruitment Plus

Mann first came to notice with her 1980s rock band Til Tuesday but she really snagged attention from 1993 onwards with the release of her debut solo album, Whatever.

Her music focuses on people “who aren’t functioning perfectly”. Her latest album Mental Illness is no exception

 Finbar Wright pictured backstage at the National Concert Hall. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Me and My Money: Finbar Wright, tenor

Shane Kenny: “Money for me is there to go around, not to be locked up and slowed down . . . Money is important to share.”

Owner of Seapoint Restaurant, Monkstown, Co Dublin and Hospitality Aware

 Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

Tributes paid to guitar-playing visionary whose music helped erode racial barriers

Captain Fantastic: Elton John at the Forum in Inglewood, California, in 1974. Photograph: Ed Caraeff/Getty

Book review: The singer-songwriter coped via never-ending touring, drink and drugs, he tells Tom Doyle

Me & My Money: James McCormack, owner, Dublin Barista School

Ann Chapman

‘Haggle is a horrible word’

Dan McDonnell: “I risked everything when I went out on my own initially, and then when I formed Neon, so I suppose every entrepreneur is a gambler”

While it’s good to haggle, there is a line you must respect, says event management chief

Drive-By Truckers will play Vicar Street, Dublin on Tuesday February 28th

An angry and defiant Patterson Hood believes sleeping giant has been awoken in US

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Harry Parkinson: “Money is important and can bring comfort, but it does not bring happiness. It is important that one recognises the difference between the two.”

Harry Parkinson, chief executive Capitalflow

Ciara Jordan, owner of Amour Design: “I’ll nearly always haggle; I get it from my dad.”

‘Best value I ever got was my first mixing drill when I finished my apprenticeship’

AppliancesDelivered.ie CEO Philip Martin: “I am very much an online retailer’s dream; I spend probably an hour a day minimum browsing various online websites.”

‘I am very conscious to only spend my money on websites I trust’

Carol Brick, managing director at CWM Wealth Management:  “I like to invest in a diverse portfolio of blue-chip shares across a wide variety of sectoral and geographical areas.” Photograph: Neil Danton.

Carol Brick, managing director, CWM Wealth Management and HerMoney

Sullivan’s Brewing Company CEO Alan Quane: “The recession taught me not to take things for granted, and to always have a small stash hidden away for rainy days.”

‘I’m known as The Magician, as I have been known to make money disappear’

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