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# big spenders

This year
Arteta wants Saudi transfer window to shut in line with Europe
The Premier League transfer window closes next Friday, but Saudi clubs will be able to sign and register new players until 20 September.
Chelsea sign midfielder Romeo Lavia from Southampton, Zaniolo joins Villa on loan
Chelsea have now spent more than £350m during this transfer window once performance-related add-ons are taken into account.
Arsenal confirm signing of Declan Rice in record deal
Rice’s move to the Emirates Stadium on a long-term contract sees him become the most expensive English player in history.
More English 'super-debt' clubs breaching rules - La Liga president
English champions Man City were charged earlier in February with more than 100 breaches of the Premier League’s financial rules.
Chelsea break British transfer record to complete signing of Enzo Fernandez
The move was completed in the final hour of the window, while PSG were left frustrated with attempts to bring Hakim Ziyech on loan.
Last year
Women's PGA Championship doubles prize money to $9 million
Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow are both heading to Maryland’s Congressional Country Club later this week.
La Liga confirms complaints to Uefa against City and PSG
The Spanish league has insisted it will continue to ramp up legal action against the two state-backed clubs.
All time
France's Emmanuel Macron and Italy's Mario Draghi call to loosen EU fiscal rules
Macron has argued that the rule preventing a country’s public deficit from being more than 3% of its GDP was outdated.
Visits of Trump and Pence this year cost An Garda Síochána between €15-18 million
The figure was about half the security costs for Pope Francis’ visit last year.
These are the counties that have spent the most - and least - on Christmas decorations
New data show how much local councils earmarked for festive trimmings for the last three years.
Former Chelsea target on his way to China for €50m and all today's transfer gossip
Meanwhile, the Blues want to hijack the Alexis Sanchez transfer to Man United and Emre Can may now be staying at Liverpool after all.
Delivery giant UPS has bought Irish logistics firm Nightline
The company will eventually be rebranded after the deal, as will its popular Parcel Motel service.
Wolves smash transfer record with €15m deal for their man of the match against Liverpool
Helder Costa is staying at Molineux for the foreseeable future.
Rich English clubs break €1bn in transfer fees for first time
Claudio Bravo’s move to Manchester City has seen the league break the record set last year.
West Ham smash club transfer record to sign Swansea striker Ayew
The Irons have splashed out €24m on the Ghana international.
Parents splash out €836 on their child's First Communion, while kids rake in over €500
Some children are making more than €800.
Big Phil Scolari just one win away from Barcelona showdown
The former Brazil boss is hoping to be reunited with Neymar after nightmare ending to last year’s World Cup.
Here's who the Premiership clubs have signed for the 2015/16 season
JJ Hanrahan’s move to Northampton brings a while new Irish angle to the English league.
Travelling to Greece for a holiday? You'd better bring plenty of cash
Irish travel agents have warned people may have trouble taking out cash when they arrive.
Just how many Irish people can really be classed as filthy rich?
5% of the tax-paying population are on salaries of €100,000 or greater…
The list of imports joining French rugby next season will make Irish fans weep gently
The domination of the Top 14 in Europe looks set to continue in 2016.
Fianna Fáil wants a new tax... on sugar
The party has unveiled its long-awaited health policy today.
Shoppers are spending more on Henry Street than Grafton Street
The consumer spending habits are under the microscope.
Fianna Fáil and Labour spent €1.1m on EU elections and they've no MEPs to show for it
Neither topped the spending charts though.
Manchester City to be fined £50m for breaking finance rules - reports
The Premier League title favourites are also set to have a limited Champions League squad next season.
Consumer confidence is up, but disposable income is down, says report
Credit card debt is in decline, property transactions on the increase but new car sales continue to struggle.
Rolling in it: Here are the top 10 earners in world sport
There’s no room for Rory… or Henry, or Lar.
Flattery will get you nowhere: Mancini eager to emulate Real
The Italian hopes his club grows up to be a top team like Madrid.
Zenit sign Hulk, Witsel in incredible €80m double deal
Luciano Spalletti raided the Portuguese league of two of its stars on Monday.
Does anyone know which Olympic officials ran up this £45,000 lunch bill in London?
A bottle of Hennessy costs HOW MUCH?
The last of the big spenders - 7 indulgent buys
An airport, a paradise island and a gold phone: a few of the items rich folks could waste money on… and they have.