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# Wealth

Last year
# Davos
Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined
A new billionaire was created every 30 hours during the pandemic, according to Oxfam.
# Oxfam
World's ten richest men doubled their wealth during Covid, report finds
It also found that the wealth of Ireland’s nine billionaires has increased by 58% to €49.7 billion since the start of the pandemic.
All time
Ireland's high earners feel 'insecure' with 28% finding it difficult to make end meets
Despite concerns, the highest earners in Ireland do not want to pay less tax on their earnings.
# Wealth inequality
Irish household finances more resilient than before the last recession, says Central Bank
The study takes 2013 to represent ‘the low-point of the last recession in Ireland’.
# In THe money
Inventor James Dyson tops 2020 Sunday Times Rich List - but it's not all good news for the super-rich
The list has shown the respected annual ranking of the UK’s 1,000 wealthiest people since 1989.
# Back In The Game
Former Italian PM Berlusconi returns to football after selling AC Milan
The 81-year-old has bought Serie C side Monza.
# papal taxation
Maps show distribution of wealth in 14th-century Ireland
They suggest a more complex Gaelic economy than often believed.
# minted
U2 top Irish entertainers Rich List again with a combined wealth of €647 million
Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan, Enya and Niall Horan all feature on the list.
# Show Me The Money
White House reveals Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have up to €700m in assets
Concerns have been raised about potential conflicts of interest.
# doing well for themselves
These are the four richest counties in Ireland
Only four counties have a disposable income ahead of the national average.
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.
# the super rich
Here's how many multi-millionaires Ireland gained last year
Some people are doing very well.
# Contractors
Outsourced Central Bank staff paid an average daily rate of €551
The Finance Minister said individual daily rates could not be disclosed for commercial reasons.
# Money Money Money
The 20 most common hobbies of the richest people in the world
Who doesn’t like collecting cars and football teams?
# Rich
Huge new Top 14 TV rights deal worth €97 million per season
The French clubs are going to be even wealthier from 2019 onwards.
# Sunday Times Rich List
Adele is Britain’s 'richest ever' female musician with €109 million wealth
The singer topped the Sunday Times young rich list for musicians aged 30 and under.
The 10 celebrities making the most money long after they've gone
Michael Jackson is the top earner, making over €100 million last year.
# Wealth
These are Europe's 11 richest billionaires who never went to university
IKEA, L’Oreal and Zara all get a mention.
# it's the economy stupid
David McWilliams turns down Celebrity Economist Debtmatch with Dan O'Brien
Well, a debate anyway…
# Wealth
'That's two or three individuals with massive amounts of money to spend'
The Guinness Pro12 is back this weekend with long-term aims to overhaul the Top 14.
# Reality check
This map shows how Dublin is a city divided
A report commissioned by the council shows where the bulk of the wealth is – and the deprivation.
# Oracle of Knowledge
How this man went from college drop-out to a $54 billion fortune
Larry Ellison is the world’s third richest person.
# pillows of cash
Don't get enough sleep? Try getting rich
It seems wealth has its privileges.
# Loadsamoney
Rolling in it - the richest counties in Ireland are...
Latest figures from the CSO highlight worrying levels of indebtedness in the east of the country…
# Davos
The top 1% could soon own more than HALF of global wealth
But how can this be reversed?
# not going out
Irish people have less extra cash than our European neighbours
New figures from Eurostat show Irish households to have 6% less material wealth than the European average.
# extreme inequality
The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis
If the richest three people spent $1 million every day, it would take 220 years to run out of money.
# Education
99% of young adults in D6 go to college, just 15% in D17
A report from the Higher Education Authority says we “urgently need to tap into the deep reservoirs of disadvantage”.
# flashing the cash
You'd need the Cusack Stand to hold all of Dublin's millionaires
One in 40 people in the capital is a millionaire apparently.
# just the facts
13 things you probably never knew about India
Hair, pollution, whiskey and babies – there’s a lot going on in India.
# Wealth
Poor us: Ireland is less wealthy than the EU average
No prizes for guessing who’s towards the top…
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland bring in a tax on wealth?
Is it only fair to ask high earners to pull their weight? Or is it just too punitive?
# Price hike
If you have Aviva health insurance you could be paying more from next month
Some plans will increase by up to 20 per cent, with the average hike being 12.7 per cent.
# oxfam report
World's wealthiest 85 people own same amount as half the global population
A report by Oxfam finds that Europe’s 10 richest people exceeds the total cost of stimulus measures implemented across the EU between 2008 and 2010.
Column: It's fanciful to think a wealth tax would make the rich leave Ireland
A former IMF head of the mission for Ireland has said an entire reliance on austerity was not the right move – yet we’re still following that road. David Cronin asks why.
Column: Hunger and the horsemeat scandal, both the consequences of inequality
We produce enough food for 10 times our population, but the horsemeat scandal shows just how inequality has forced people to low-price, low-quality food, writes Richard Manton.
Column: The EU need not look beyond its own borders to see widespread poverty
At 38 per cent, Ireland has the highest rate of children at risk of poverty in Western Europe. But, far from protecting the vulnerable, the government has introduced austerity measures that mean the rich get richer, writes Richard Manton.
# prosperity
Dublin ranks 4th in UN report on prosperity of global cities
However its authors said the current measures to address the economic crisis and public finances could affect its position.
# Quality of Life
How the best countries in the world have changed since 1988
Ireland isn’t doing too badly, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit…
# richer
The 10 billionaires whose net worth rose the most in 2012
Nope, we haven’t heard of some of these rich folks…