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Decapitated ducks, Rolex watches and penalty points: The week in numbers

Plus: How many days did the Seanad sit this week?

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EVERY WEEK, TheJournal.ie offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.

7,400 - The current highest bid, in euros, for a Rolex watch being sold on eBay by the Criminal Assets Bureau.

4,596 – The number of days that John Gilligan will have spent in prison for drug trafficking offences when he is released on Tuesday. The crime boss will not be speaking to media…even if he is offered €1 million.

4,095 – The amount of penalty points administered to drivers in a seven-day period this week. The arrest totals for suspicion of drink driving were 127.

1,637 – The number of students who received better grades in their Leaving Cert exams because of an appeal.

45 - The total cast members of RTÉ’s new political drama Charlie which goes into production next week.

41 – The number of complaints about a scene in Love/Hate last Sunday that depicted a cat being machine-gunned to death.

22 – The number of ducks missing from a harbour in Edenderry where somebody is maliciously decapitating the birds.

14 - The age of the youngest person arrested in pre-dawn raids by gardaí over the Dáil protests last month.

13 – The number of opportunities to save the life of Savita Halappanavar missed by medical professionals which were highlighted by HIQA this week.

2 - The number of days the Seanad sat this week.

1 - The number of camels roaming free in Finglas on Thursday.

Want more? Check out our previous ‘In numbers’ pieces >

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