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From rags to riches ... it's all in The Script as boys reap the rewards

THE good news just keeps on rolling in for The Script.

The band has seen their profile rocket further due to lead singer Danny O'Donoghue's role on the BBC's version of The Voice.

And the hardworking Dublin band are beginning to reap the benefits, as their latest accounts show they made a cool €823,000 in profits last year.

The band have been capitalising on Danny's success – they've duetted with his fellow coach will.i.am for their hit song Hall Of Fame.

And last year's world tour around North America, Australia, Europe and Asia added to the band's coffers.

At the band's three sold-out concerts in Dublin last week, adulation for Danny reached peak levels.

 

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Danny walked through the crowd at one stage during the concert – and security had to keep his legions of female fans at bay.

Despite being hailed as a heart-throb and enjoying a high-profile status in the UK, Danny remains single.

He split from his long-term girlfriend Irma Mali last year – but the pair remain friends.

Irma attended the after-party thrown by the band at the Morrisson Hotel on Thursday of last week.

And despite being linked to his Voice act Bo Bruce last year, Finglas native Danny has remained resolutely unattached.

New figures show that O'Donoghue and band co-founder Mark Sheehan's Madnotes Publishing and Madnotes Entertainment had combined profits last year totalling €823,000. Drummer Glen Power makes up the musical trio.

The combined cash pile at the firm comes to £1.7m – almost €2m.

But despite their newfound riches and global travel, the lads say they miss the simple things in life.

Speaking to the Herald recently, drummer Glen said they miss the chipper when they are away on tour.

"I miss the chips and a good old spice burger. If you try and explain it to Americans they have no idea what you're talking about," he said.

Glen says frontman Danny O'Donoghue and guitarist Mark Sheehan also miss Dublin's culinary delights.

But the lads are quick to buoy each others spirits when they suffer from hunger pangs or home sickness.

"The hardest part is being away from home and your family," Glen said.


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