Celebrities catch up with ‘old money’ Irish

Twenty years ago, the Irish rich list was dominated by old money.

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Ian Kehoe

2nd April, 2005

Twenty years ago, the Irish rich list was dominated by old money. The Irish financial elite was awash with bankers, merchants, business tycoons and manufacturers. Celebrities and sports stars were virtually absent.

However, all this has changed and celebrities are now among the richest of the rich. From Bono to Roy Keane and from Eddie Irvine to Enya, Ireland now has a host of multi-millionaire stars with a big media profile and a huge disposable...

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