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Absent TDs, rapper dollars and 'The Talk': The week in numbers

What percentage of 13-year-old turn to their dads for sex and relationship advice? How many eggs narrowly missed Taoiseach Enda Kenny?

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

Zero – the number of slashings, stabbings and shootings in New York City last Monday, leading to this Batman-inspired NY Daily News front page.

Two – the number of eggs which narrowly missed Taoiseach Enda Kenny. They were thrown by protestors against higher-education fees at UCD.

Six – The percentage of fathers of 13-year-olds who are the ones to have given ‘The Talk’ to their children by that age. According to an ESRI study, mothers were cited as the main source of sex education information for 32 per cent of children.

22 - This, in euro, is now the absolute cheapest price at which you will be able to buy a Ryanair flight from next February. This is why.

38 - The number of TDs who didn’t vote on abortion legislation proposed by the ULA’s Clare Daly on Wednesday night. TheJournal.ie’s Hugh O’Connell rang each one of them to ask them where they were - read the responses here. (The legislation was voted down 101 to 27 votes.)

110 – The millions of dollars earned by rapper and producer Dre last year, putting him top of the Forbes Highest-Paid Musicians list. His Beats headphones line might have had something to do with it.

130 - the euro amount to which, it was suggested this week, the Children’s Allowance might be reduced. That would be a cut of €10.

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138 – the number of UN assembly members who voted to recognise Palestine as a non-member state. Nine voted against and 41 abstained.

16,881 – The number of vacant dwellings in Ireland right now.

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