Monday 11 December 2017

Una shares profits to the tune of €450,000

Una Foden, the Tipperary-born singer with The Saturdays pop group
Una Foden, the Tipperary-born singer with The Saturdays pop group

Gordon Deegan

Accumulated profits at the company co-owned by Irish singer Una Foden and other members of pop group The Saturdays more than doubled in 2013 to almost €900,000.

New figures lodged with Companies House in the UK show that accumulated profits at Day and Night Ventures almost doubled, rising by £340,371 (€454,978) to £696,159 (€891,432) in the 12 months to the end of August 31, 2013.

A new presenter on 'The Voice of Ireland' on RTE, Foden (33) also saw the cash pile of the band's firm more than double, from £218,798 to £484,149.

The addition of Ms Foden and fellow pop singer Rachel Stevens to 'The Voice' has proved to be a ratings winner for RTE with over 600,000 tuning in last Sunday week to watch the show, capturing a 40pc share of the audience.

The Saturdays have sold over five million records in Ireland and the UK.

The amount owed by debtors to the firm increased from £624,643 to £1.13m.

Una Foden, nee Healy, is a niece of singer Declan Nerney and a native of Thurles, Co Tipperary.

Ms Foden - who became a mother for the second time in recent days - studied to be a primary school teacher and a nurse before concentrating on her musical career.

The firm's coffers were boosted in the period under review by the band's 'What About Us', which sold 114,000 copies in its first week of release.

Irish Independent

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