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How many people in the North want a united Ireland? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of food businesses that received closure orders last month.

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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.

11: The number of food businesses that received closure orders from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland last month.

42.1: The percentage of people in Northern Ireland who want a united Ireland according to an online survey conducted by Lucid Talks for the BBC.

13: The number of years that Louis Walsh served as a judge on The X Factor for- before announcing his departure from the show this week.

100: The number of animals that Louth SPCA was left to care for after the sudden closure of a petting farm.

3,091: The number of women and girls who travelled from Ireland to England and Wales for abortions in 2017.

77: The age at which Peter Stringfellow, the renowned English nightclub owner died at.

16: The number of months a GP, who dodged paying almost €100,000 in tax, was jailed for.

120,000: The number of students who started their Leaving and Junior Certificate exams this week.

30,000: The number of women who took part in this year’s Women’s Mini Marathon

170: The age of the tree that collapsed last week in Trinity College Dublin.

2,000: The number of people who were jailed last year for not paying court fines. 

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