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

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

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 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

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25:  Ray Davies attends an after party following the press night performance of "Hamlet" at the Barbican Centre on August 25, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

The former driving force behind the Kinks on identity, politics and timeless characters in his songs as the musical ‘Sunny Afterno(...)

JONNY REPCold Sunbeam ***Wangley Dan Records

GYPSIES ON THE AUTOBAHNBorn Brief ***Universal Ireland

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’ 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’

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 singer has teamed with American White for an album of covers ranging from Leonard Cohen to the hit theme from Gr(...)

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 (...)

SOPHIE BARKERBreak the Habit ****Disco Gecko

THE MOLOCHSAmerica’s Velvet Glory **** Innovative Leisure

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

ERASURETomorrow’s World ****Snow Globe ** Mute

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

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