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Irish actress Sorcha Ni Cheide: 'I spend on food and holidays and enjoy every second'



Sorcha Ni Cheide

Sorcha Ni Cheide

Sorcha Ni Cheide

Sorcha Ni Cheide plays the role of Inspector Nuala in the new TG4 drama, Grace Harte.

The drama, which is set in a dilapidated hotel in the West of Ireland, tells the story of a love triangle which ends tragically. The final part of the series airs this Thursday at 10pm.

The Irish actress, who is from Lettermore in Co Galway, was an actress in Ros na Run for about 10 years.

She has also starred in a number of films, including Seven Women - a documentary film about the women who were caught up in the 1916 Rising, and Out of Innocence -a film about a woman who after giving birth to a stillborn baby, is accused of murdering the child.

What's the most important lesson about money which your career as an actress has taught you?

To save when you can because you never know when the next job will come along.

What's the most expensive country you ever visited?

Australia - I remember paying A$10 for a coffee and a muffin, which I thought was crazy!

What's your favourite coin?

The €2 coin because it's easier to find when money is scattered around in your bag.

What's your favourite saying about money?

Money doesn't grow on trees.

Apart from property, what's the most expensive thing you have ever bought?

My car. It's a Citroen C5. I bought it second-hand about two years ago.

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What was your worst job?

Waitressing - I was very bad at it unfortunately and just didn't enjoy it as a result.  

What was your biggest financial mistake?

Not opening an SSIA savings account back in the day. It was an amazing scheme.

What was your best financial killing?

I'm still waiting on that one to happen.

Are you better off than your parents?

No, I don't think so. They have their own home and are very settled and content now while I'm still pretty much all over the place. But I'll get there someday, hopefully.

Are you a spender or a saver?

A spender. I spend most of my money on holidays and food - and enjoy every second.

If you could design your own euro note, whose face would you put on it?

President Michael D Higgins. He's a great Galway man who loves the Irish language and the arts.

Have you ever made an insurance claim?


If you won the Euromillions, what would you do with the money?

I'd bring my whole family on a nice long holiday. A Caribbean cruise preferably - but not in hurricane season!

iTunes or Spotify?

Old-style CDs would be my top pick if I had a choice. I'd put Spotify in second place. 

What was the last thing you bought online?

The first book in The Outlander series.

Would you buy property now?

I would if I could! Prices are pretty high at the moment - and so are out of my reach.

Do you ever haggle?

I never haggle. I'd love to be able to though. Some of my friends are great at it and get amazing deals. 

What three things would you not be able to do without if you were tightening your belt?

My car, my food, and my phone.

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