Saturday 16 December 2017

Solo path pays off for Saturdays singer Una

Irish singer Una Healy had eight top 10 hits with the Saturdays
Irish singer Una Healy had eight top 10 hits with the Saturdays

Gordon Deegan

The solo path being pursued by former Saturdays singer Una Healy is paying dividends, with accumulated profits at her firm last year increasing to £257,077 (€283,678).

The Co Tipperary woman established Pink and Purple Media Ltd in 2013 to capitalise on her solo earnings, and the new accounts show that firm's cash pile at the end of October last totalled £251,990.

Accumulated profits at the firm last year increased by £29,713, going from £227,364 to £257,077. The firm's cash pile reduced by almost £100,000, going from £349,228 to £251,990.

This year Mrs Healy has been busy promoting her first solo album, 'The Waiting Game', and is playing dates at Westport House and Enniskillen Airport later this month.

Mrs Healy's album followed a successful stint as a judge on RTE's The Voice and a successful pop career with The Saturdays.

In the year under review, Healy shared in a windfall of around £1.3m of assets from the liquidation of The Saturdays firm, Day and Night Ventures Ltd.

Ms Healy was one of five band members in the Saturdays to enjoy the share out and was set to receive around €290,000 before tax following the wind-up.

During their career, the Saturdays enjoyed eight top 10 hits.

Irish Independent

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