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# Prime Numbers
How big is the average penis? That, and more, in the week in numbers
Plus: How much did Willie Walsh earn last year?

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

€700 million: The amount of repayments Brian O’Donnell – who is at the centre of the legal row over the repossession of a Killiney mansion –  claims he and his wife have made to banks worldwide.

€7.9 million: The amount that Willie Walsh earned at IAG last year (and five times what he made in 2012).

€10,000: The amount that The Gloaming won for picking up the Meteor Choice Music prize for Irish album of the year during the week.

€3,500: The amount that the Taoiseach earns every week. He explained to us why he’s worth it.

73: The age in years of the vintage plane Harrison Ford was flying when he crash-landed on Thursday night. His son said afterwards that he was ‘battered but ok’.

28.3: The percentage of people in Northern Ireland who have had some kind of serious mental health issues. At least half of these were directly linked to The Troubles.

13.96: The average number of sick days taken in 2013 by staff at the Property Registration Authority, the highest rate in the public service.

12: The number of acts which have female artists/musicians announced for Electric Picnic so far.

10.1%: The percentage of the workforce that was unemployed at the end of February. The figure was the lowest it has been in six years.

5: The number of pedestrians who have died on Ireland’s roads so far this year.

3.6: The size in inches of the average flaccid penis, according to a study of 15,000 men.

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

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