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Last year
2022
Iconic Andy Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe fetches record $195 million
The portrait is now the most expensive 20th century artwork ever sold at public auction.
All time
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Liverpool lead the way as Premier League clubs fork out £260m to football agents
Agent fees soar by almost £50m as English clubs look to cap earnings of football’s ‘middle men’.
Samsung launches new folding smartphone but it'll cost you over €1,700
Would you buy it?
# hashtag spon
Here's a comprehensive list of all the #sponcon Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra had for their wedding
Gotta get that coin.
# New Rules
Online shopping is going to become a lot cheaper thanks to a new EU law
You will no longer be redirected to a company’s Irish or UK store.
Irish Water refunds page set up as utility prepares to start sending out cheques
Cheques will be sent to customers as Irish Water says this is the most effective method available.
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Meet the Dublin woman sitting on a €180m war chest for startups
Draper Esprit’s Nicola McClafferty talks about Irish companies exiting early, talent wars and gender bias.
# roam like home
New EU roaming allowances: Here's what phone companies will be charging from next week
The new rules will be a huge improvement for customers – but don’t be fooled by the ‘roam like at home’ slogan.
# performance related
SIPTU says Irish Water workers are not overpaid after reports of €5,000 bonuses for all staff
It’s reported that staff receive perks such as car allowances and fitness instructors as well as health insurance packages for executives and their spouses.
U2 top Irish Rich List with a combined wealth of €645 million
Niall Horan, Graham Norton, Colin Farrell, Daniel O’Donnell, Michael Flatley, and Enya all feature.
# Breakdown
Maintenance fees, contactless and ATM charges - here's how much you're paying your bank
Do you know how much you’re paying out for using your cards?
# payday
Minister says €400 rise for public servants costing €120 million won't impact public services
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform says will be found through “efficiencies and savings”.
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Neymar signs new Barcelona contract with eye-watering release clause
Neymar’s contract saga at Barcelona is finally at an end, after the Brazil forward signed his new five-year deal on Friday.
# Money Money Money
Watch: Dublin Bus EuroMillions winners are all heading back to work
The syndicate collected their winnings today.
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Shops are charging commuters extra to top up their Leap cards
TheJournal.ie found a number of shops in the city centre engaging in the practice which the NTA is not happy about.
Here's how much it would cost to get rid of the USC for incomes under €80,000
Last night the Labour party said that it will abolish charge on the first €72,000 of individual income.
Here's how much the GAA, FAI and IRFU pay the gardaí for policing events
The GAA paid the gardaí almost €423,000 last year and over €313,000 in 2013.
Winner of €6.8 million Lotto jackpot bought winning ticket from his brother-in-law
Gerry Murphy has been playing the same numbers for over 20 years.
# Birdiefest
McIlroy goes on birdie blitz to smash his own course record at Quail Hollow
There is no stopping Rory when he’s in this form.
Lotto jackpot winner: 'I looked up the numbers on Teletext, and just couldn't believe it'
Two families in Meath collected €10 million this morning and we’re not jealous at all.
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Makwan Amirkhani was awarded a $50,000 bonus for a UFC debut that lasted just eight seconds
It’s not often you can fit all the action from an entire fight into a Vine.
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Andy Murray leaves adidas for £15m deal with Under Armour
Happy New Year, Andy.
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Uber CEO plans to make company 'humble' after it reaches $40 billion valuation
The taxi company raised $1.2 billion in funding this week as it plans to expand in the Asia-Pacific region.
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No wonder he's smiling! Daniel Sturridge signs new big money Liverpool contract
Striker commits his long-term future to the Reds.
# Money Money Money
This is the smile of a man whose company will float at $24.3 billion
Chinese marketplace Alibaba will debut on Wall Street in two weeks time.
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Someone just spent €4,100 in the Masters merchandise tent
That’s a lot of golf balls.
# CASH IN
Over €1 million unclaimed every year in refunds of change from Dublin Bus
Have you ever not had the exact change for the bus driver? This year alone, €160,000 has gone uncollected from Dublin Bus Head Office.
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Some top Irish executives get bonuses of 100% (with no pay cap)
A new salary guide published by professional recruitment agency Morgan McKinley also found that Dublin professionals get paid more that those in other parts.
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Bookies stung for millions as punters cash in on 'Curley Coup'
A massive gamble on a four-horse accumulator has cost bookmakers an estimated £2 million.
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And the world's highest earning actress is...
These Hollywood starlets are rolling in it.
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David O'Leary is €4 million richer now
The former Republic of Ireland captain has won his contract dispute with Al Ahli.
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Manchester United sell training ground name as part of new €180m Aon deal
The club has insisted that the rights for Old Trafford will not be sold, however.
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IRFU double down with November deals for RTÉ and Sky
Ireland’s November rugby internationals from 2014 will also be shown on Sky Sports as part of a new four-year deal.
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Emirates to sponsor Irish Open until 2014
The Dubai-based carrier will be the tournament’s official airline for the next three years.
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Rich list: The 10 highest paid footballers in the world
David Beckham still tops the table when it comes to the game’s wealthiest players and there are a couple of inclusions from the Premier League.
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€5k to see the men's 100m final next summer (champagne included)
Tickets are still available for some of the biggest events of next summer’s Olympic Games. They’re just not cheap, in the slightest.
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World Cup chiefs celebrate as ticket sales pass €150m target
Sunday’s sell-out World Cup final has generated almost €30m alone, organisers revealed this morning.
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One lucky US gambler just landed a 15-team, $100k accumulator
This type of thing never happens to us on a Saturday.
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Rose clings on to claim BMW win
The Englishman claimed the penultimate event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, putting himself firmly in the running for a $10m pay-day at this week’s Tour Championship.
One-quarter of 100 biggest US firms paid CEO more than company tax bill
Chief executives at the largest firms in the US earned more from their companies than the taxman last year.