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Dublin: 8 °C Monday 22 September, 2014

Sunbeds, Prince Harry, and Superquinn sausages: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of teenagers have received a sexual message online?

Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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

250,000 - The number of people left without electricity at the height of the storm on Wednesday.

250,000 – The number of households living on less than €15,000 per year, according to new research.

13,000 – The number of IBRC mortgages which are to be sold on the open market.

€1,210  - The average monthly rent in Dublin, which has surged ahead of the rest of the country where the average rent is now €865.

64 – The number of prisoners who have escaped from custody in the past eighteen years who have not been recaptured.

30 tonnes – The amount of Superquinn sausages sold in SuperValu shops every week, apparently.

25 metres – The height of a wave off the coast of Kinsale on Wednesday afternoon, the highest ever recorded in Irish coastal waters.

22 – The percentage of 15 and 16-year-olds who have received a sexual message online.

18 – The age that people will have to be to use sunbeds once the Dail passes its planned new legislation.

9.8 – The percentage of women taking part in a trial of a new female-Viagra-style drug who became sleepy while using it. Back to the drawing board with that one.

3 – The number of years in prison a Belfast man has been sentenced to serve after he walked into a London police station and told an officer he wanted to kill Prince Harry.

2.2 – The effective percentage of tax that US multinationals in Ireland paid – far lower than the figure quoted by Taoiseach Enda Kenny – according to new research from Trinity College Dublin.

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