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How much cheaper is it to run the family car this year? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many homeless people were recorded in the 2016 census?

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

61: The age of former Lego boss Briton Bali Padda who was replaced after just eight months because of his age and the “likelihood he could only do the job for a few years”.

6,906: The number of homeless people recorded living in Ireland on Census night in 2016.

24: The number of suburban bus routes that Dublin Bus has lost out on the tender to operate, meaning they will be operated by a different private company from 2018 onwards.

53: The age of Galway hurling legend Tony Keady who passed away this week.

11.6%: The percentage that homes across the country have gone up in the year to June, according to figures from the CSO.

$3 million: The amount of money a former US radio host wants in damages from Taylor Swift after he was fired from his job when she said that he had groped her.

€180: The amount of money less it should cost to run the family car year-on-year, according to the AA.

€14.82: The amount of money extra some Permanent TSB customers now have to pay in quarterly banking fees.

14,046: The number of drivers who have been given Fixed Charge Notices (FCN) for using a mobile phone while driving so far this year.

873: The number of pints of “hooch” that were confiscated from prisoners serving times in Irish jails last year.

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