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Adrian Mole, Hitler, and the tv licence : The week in numbers

Plus: How much money did the Criminal Assets Bureau give to the Exchequer last year from criminal activity?

Singing priest Fr Ray Kelly
Singing priest Fr Ray Kelly
Image: Screengrab via YouTube

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

9.1 million (and counting) - The number of views on YouTube of the video of Meath priest Fr Ray Kelly singing his own version of Halleluia at a couple’s wedding.

7.2 million - The amount that was given to the Exchequer last year from the Criminal Assets Bureau after being seized as a result of criminal activity.

6.39 million - The number of Toyota cars which have been recalled worldwide.

8,121 - The number of people who were sent to jail last year for not paying a fine. Of these, 411 were jailed for not having a TV licence.

4,825 - The number of cups that a small German furniture shop chain ordered which bore a faint portrait of Adolf Hitler before it realised the problem. The cups have been destroyed.

2,840 - The number of kilometres of cycle routes which are being planned for Dublin over the next decade.

107 - The number of times that Queen Elizabeth has played host to visiting heads of state (including President Higgins this week).

92 - The percentage of money used to run Rehab Ireland’s operations which come from the taxpayer, or from fundraised monies from the Irish public.

29 - The number of people who died in the Omagh bombing. A man was charged with their murders this week, sixteen years after it happened.

13 3/4 - The age Adrian Mole was when he started his diaries. Diary-keeper Sue Townsend died this week at the age of 68.

6 - The number of hours in the work day for some local government employees in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, in a new plan to cut down on sick leave and boost efficiency.

1 - The number of days that Google will offer Google Glass for sale to the general public (but only if they can be delivered to the US). The pricetag? A cool $1,500…

Want more? Check out our previous ‘In numbers’ pieces > 

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