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Mary Plunkett

Fresh-faced journalist with an interest in media, tech, culture and society. Based in Dublin but with a international perspective on events, I aim to give a clear view of what's current. When not writing for The Richest, I am most likely to be found sipping from coffee cups the size of my head.

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10 Big Facts About The BBC’s Big Money

Mary Plunkett

For most people in the United Kingdom, the BBC is an institution, a way of life. For those outside of Blighty, the British Broadcasting Company speaks of a perfect British …

10 Cities That Risk Disappearing Under Water

Mary Plunkett

We all hear a lot about global warming and climate change. But most of us, if we’re honest, have a somewhat detached view of this predicament: the threat of temperatures …

The 10 Most Divorced States In America

Mary Plunkett

The fairy tale wedding is fixed in the psyche of many a young girl: it’s the day that inspires panic and excitement in equal parts. But today, in America – …

10 Celebrity Sponsorships That Went All Wrong

Mary Plunkett

There are many things that mark someone out as a ‘celebrity’: the magazine cover photo shoots, the millions of Twitter followers, and the constantly being photographed in public doing absolutely …

World’s 10 Most Divorced Nations

Mary Plunkett

From a young age men and women (but more especially women, really) are taught about the notion of the big day. We learn to aspire to the ideal of settling …

21 Things You Secretly Love About Sex and the City

Mary Plunkett

Do you remember the noughties? When Sex and the City was  still running and no one had yet noticed how vapid, snobbish and universally rich-white-girl the world of Carrie and …

The 10 Tech Trends That We’re So Over

Mary Plunkett

Yes we know, there are many of you who think that writing an article on how dumb new tech is only serves to illustrate what nerd your writer is.  But …

The 10 Most Tolerant Nations in the World

Mary Plunkett

Anyone invested in the state of the world today is interested in the Social Progress Imperative. The not-for-profit group aims to promote social inclusion and create a universal system by …

Will and Kate’s 5 Biggest Overseas Tours

Mary Plunkett

With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge currently fulfilling their royal duties overseas, we thought we’d take a look back at their previous public outings abroad. Since their marriage in …

The 10 Happiest Places in Britain

Mary Plunkett

When we think of the British psyche, we tend to think of a stiff upper lip with regard to displays of affection and the recycled World War Two phrase, “Keep …

The 10 Most Popular Toys of the Last 25 Years

Mary Plunkett

For many children in the western world, the magic of a birthday, Christmas or even Easter means the possibility of a host of new toys and games, a sense of …

The 10 Biggest Gay Populations In America

Mary Plunkett

The campaign for gay marriage in the United States is continuing to gain momentum in 2014 with new legislation extending the rights of the gay community and high profile boycotts …

America’s 10 Most Popular Dogs

Mary Plunkett

It may be a cliché to say that a dog is a man’s best friend and as any true dog lover will tell you, this platitude is also an understatement …

5 Controversial Moments in Recent Russian History

Mary Plunkett

The events in Ukraine have, for the past couple of months, gripped the world: from the protests in Kyiv’s Independence Square, the overthrowing of the pro-Russian Ukrainian government, and the …

10 Most Common British Phobias

Mary Plunkett

We all have our fears. Some big, some small, some based on past experiences, others on the fear of what may or may not happen. It is this last group, …

Lindsay Lohan’s 10 Most Shocking Conquests

Mary Plunkett

There are so many things we could list in relation to Lindsay Lohan: we could mention the amount of great early-days films she made, the amount of terrible modern day films …

The 10 Most Enslaved Nations

Mary Plunkett

Although many of us in the Western world tend to think of slavery as belonging to a past age, this is far from the case. A recent survey carried out …

10 of the Most Bizarre National Holidays

Mary Plunkett

Now that the Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations are over, and Easter seems but a distant promise, many may be feeling a little down, counting the days until the next bank …

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