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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 of the Richest Young British Heiresses

Mary Plunkett

The old world glamour and rich heritage of Britain means that for many the place has an inimitable allure. From the imposing monuments on the streets of London which speak …

The 10 Biggest Gay Populations In America

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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 …

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 …

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 …

Hollywood’s Biggest Ever Stunt Doubles

Mary Plunkett

For many kids, and indeed adults, action and adventure movies provide an escape to a world of heightened tension, adventure and power. Almost every child has looked at the likes …

The 10 Poorest Cities in the World

Mary Plunkett

It’s all too easy to forget the levels of inequality in the world. We all know that many parts of the world are classed as “low income” or “developing” but …

The 10 Richest Latin American Nations

Mary Plunkett

As economic uncertainty and worrying unemployment levels continue to plague Europe and much of the Western world, many have looked at the rest of the world to see where the …

10 Most Homeless States in America

Mary Plunkett

Not too long ago, we ran an article looking at some shocking statistics around global poverty. One of the biggest shocks for many may have been the figures concerning poverty …

The 10 Biggest Armaments In The US Military

Mary Plunkett

It will come as no surprise to anyone to hear that the US Defence Department spends big when it comes to weaponry. But it may surprise you to hear just …

Five of the Real Wolves of Wall Street

Mary Plunkett

When the first stills from Martin Scorsese’s latest flick, The Wolf of Wall Street, hit it was clear it was going to be a stand-out movie. Having previously worked with …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Oil Slick: The Top 10 Richest Oil Tycoons

Mary Plunkett

Anyone who knows a thing or two about rich lists knows that oil can make or break a man – or indeed, a nation. Finding oil is pretty much an …

10 Most Prosperous Cities in the World

Mary Plunkett

Whether you’re thinking of relocating for business or pleasure, or simply wondering how the rest of the world live, it’s always fascinating to compare one’s living conditions with those of …

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