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With the expense level of living in Dublin at the moment, you'd be forgiven for feeling down in the dumps about wages right now.

Good news is needed, and thankfully some was released today regarding the average weekly earnings for Irish workers; it's actually…*deep breathing* … INCREASED.

Increased? We haven't heard that word in a long time. Too long.

According to the Central Statistics Office of Ireland, the average weekly earnings in the fourth quarter of 2018 were €761.64, which is a four percent increase. We'll take what we can get, eh?

The preliminary estimates of the Earnings and Labour Costs Quarterly release were published by the Central Statistics Office on Monday, and the increase is from the same period in 2017.

It's an increase of just under €20 per week from the figure taken from the third quarter of last year.

Average hourly earnings increased from €22.60 in the fourth quarter of 2017 to €23.46 in the fourth quarter of 2018. However, the figures represent gross amounts before deductions for PRSI, tax and other levies.

The average weekly earnings for Irish employees in the public sector increased to €966.40 in the fourth quarter of last year, while average weekly earnings increased in all 13 sectors of the economy in the same time frame. 

The Information and Communication sector saw the highest average weekly earnings in Ireland, with a weekly figure of €1,175.46, followed by the Financial, Insurance and Real Estate activities sector at €1,084.89. We're not jealous, though.

The lowest average weekly earnings were €360.73 in the Accommodation and Food Service activities sector and €493.12 in the Arts, Entertainment, Recreation and other service activities sector. (That's us…Oh sh*t…)


We could only imagine what Kendall Jenner's bank account must look like.

Particularly, as the 23-year-old was announced as the highest paid model in the world by Forbes.

The publication stated that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians' gal made a MASSIVE $22.5m in the 12 months to June.

Can you imagine all those zeros in her account? – It's wealth that we could only dream of.


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Amassing the fortune was allegedly down to contracts with brand names like Estee Lauder, Adidas and Calvin Klein.

And Kendall had some stiff competition for the top spot, she bet fellow supermodel Karlie Kloss.

According to Forbes, Karlie's earnings from June to June came in at $13m. 


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Chrissy Teigen and British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley were a joint third, raking in $11.5m each. 

Cara Delevingne also made the top ten highest paid models. 

Cara made a cool $10m and was joint in fifth with Gisele Bundchen, who also pulled in the same amount. 


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Sister duo Gigi and Bella Hadid also graced the list in seventh and eighth place, respectively.

Gigi made a staggering $9.5m, whilst younger sister, Bella earned $8.5 m. 

Despite Kendall owning the top spot, her fortune is a drop in the ocean compared to Kylie.


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Get ready to weep, because what the 21-year-old made in the same period is just insane.

Kylie before tax, according to Forbes made an enormous $166.5m. 

The paycheck has been largely credited to Kylie's Cosmetics make up brand.

We just can't get our heads around just how much money she has made. 


Conor McGregor is undoubtedly a national treasure, thanks to his stellar career flying the Irish flag in MMA. 

The Notorious one has accumulated 25 million followers on his Instagram thanks to his outlandish personal brand. 

While many have a love/hate relationship with McGregor's lavish and balsy persona, brands clearly have no issue with it when it comes to having the MMA master represent their products.

According to Hopper's 2018 Instagram rich list, Conor McGregor comes in at number 8 on the list of most valuable social media sportsmen. 

The fighting champ commands up to $125,000 per post on this page. 

Hopper compiled the data of the richest social media personalities, and Conor comes in at number 16 on the influential list over all. 

However, they did get one detail pretty darn wrong.

The list says that Conor is from the UK – a fake news fact we are sure the patriotic fighter would not be too impressed with. 

Kylie Jenner topped the list as the most influential person on Instagram, commanding a cool one million dollars per sponsored post. 


Now, we know that Ed Sheeran is possibly the nicest and coolest guy in the whole world.

He paid off his friend's mortgage, appeared in our fave soap Home and Away AND he is rumoured to officiate Friends star Courteney Cox's wedding in Ireland – so it's no wonder so many people flock to stadiums to see his gigs. 

The Thinking Out Loud singer is earning €88,000 per concert on his current world tour, according to the Daily Mirror. The paper reported that his tour earnings are outlined in accounts filed at Companies House.

It is claimed that Ed earned €8.6m from the first part of his tour. However, the Mirror says "the accounts show the company had assets totaling nearly €9.2m. Ed had €6.2m costs to pay, leaving the company €3m in profit."

But that's just live shows alone, Mr Sheeran also earned €4.7m from record sales and royalties. 

The Sunday Times placed Ed seventh on its rich list of musicians under 30 this year, and from these figures it's not hard to see why. 



Since they reunited last year, Blue have released a new album and gone on tour together.

They’ve also featured on TV show The Big Reunion with other bands such as Atomic Kitten, 5ive and Liberty X on a nationwide tour.

But reportedly the boy band’s firm, Blueworld Touring No. 1 Ltd, made only £77 in 2013, and are still in £1,566 worth of debt.

At the height of their fame, the band – made up of Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Duncan James and Antony Costa – had a reported wealth of £80 million.

Since their split in 2005, Duncan and Simon have both filed for bankruptcy, while Antony and Lee have previously spoken about their money issues.

After his time in Blood Brothers ended in 2007, Antony said, “I thought Blue and the money were going to last forever and I totally lost control.”

However, a spokesperson for the band said these claims have been taken out of context.

“Blue World Touring No.1’s account is dormant and no longer in use. Therefore this is completely unreflective of Blue’s earnings,” she said.

“We can confirm that the debt that is shown in this account relates to an internal transfer between the parent company and Blueworld and not any third party. This sum has now been reconciled internally in the latest set of accounts and is no longer in existence.”