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Flight 370, St Patrick’s Day, and Death Row: The week in numbers

Plus: How many journeys were made on public transport in Ireland in one year?

A Malaysia Airlines plane pictured last year
A Malaysia Airlines plane pictured last year
Image: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

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

270 million – The number of journeys made on public transport in Ireland in 2012, according to the National Transport Authority.

3,850 – The number of visas for Canada which were snapped up by Irish people in just 10 minutes on Thursday night.

1,500 – The approximate number of property tax returns being received by the Revenue Commissioners every day ahead of the 31 March deadline for homeowners to file a return.

239 – The number of people on board the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 which went missing one week ago.

73 – The percentage of employers who plan to increase wages this year, according to a survey by PwC.

73 – The number of people arrested at a pre-St Patrick’s Day party at the University of Massachusetts in the US. Four police officers suffered minor injuries in the fracas.

43 – The number of years since a UVF bomb at a Belfast pub killed 15 people. A 75-year-old man was arrested in connection with the attack on Wednesday.

26 – The number of years that Glenn Ford spent on death row in Louisiana in the US before his conviction for murder was quashed this week.

14 – The number of weeks an English woman was sentenced to spend in prison after she killed her kitten by cooking it in a microwave.

12 – The number of senior executives at the beleaguered Rehab Group who earn more than €100,000. according to figures released by the organisation.

6 – The number of children hospitalised after chemical fumes were released during a lesson at a swimming pool in NUI Maynooth on Tuesday.

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