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Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: money pile down to just  €865 million. File photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has lost his status as a billionaire after his his net worth fell €167 million to a paltry €865 million, according to the(...)

The liner notes are immediately striking. You’ve gone your entire life seeing the name “McCartney” incontrovertibly entwined with “Lennon”, so seeing (...)

Bono performs with U2 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the US leg of their d’s Experience + Innocence tour. Photograph: Photograph: Shane Bevel/The New York Times

In time-honoured Irish begrudger fashion, here is even more reason to bitch: U2’s wealth is now an estimated £569 million (€647.7 million) – up a whop(...)

A file photograph of   Paul McCartney who has revealed he started drinking heavily and came close to quitting music after The Beatles broke up.  Photograph:  Ian West/PA Wire.

Paul McCartney has said he started drinking heavily and came close to quitting music after The Beatles broke up. The musician said he ended up formin(...)

Niall Horan of One Direction performing in the O2 last year. He now ranks among the richest music performers in Britain and Ireland. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Despite not touring since 2011, U2’s combined wealth makes them the third highest-grossing music millionaires in Britain and Ireland. Wi(...)