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How much does the cheapest smartphone in the world cost? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How many households in Ireland are affected by contaminated drinking water?

Image: AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill

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

89: The age of author Harper Lee, who died yesterday.

3: The number of California workplace safety officials that voted in favour of making porn workers wear goggles and condoms while filming. Four votes were needed for the regulation to pass.

29 February: The date Dublin’s Screen Cinema is set to close after 32 years of operation.

1%: The drop in circulation for the Irish Independent newspaper. The paper was the least hit according to ABC figures released this week.

4,000: Around the number of fixed-line users who were affected by a major Meteor network outage.

6: The number of days left until the general election. Catch up with all of our election coverage here.

90,000: The number of commuters that were affected by two days of Luas strikes this week.

14: Ireland’s rank out of 15 countries in terms of the generosity of our social benefits.

380,000: The number of consumers affected by contaminated drinking water in Ireland.

€6.56: That’s how much a smartphone that was released this week in India costs.

€47 million: The amount of money an Irish renewable energy company has raised.

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