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How much more do renters pay to live near Dart or Luas stops? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of people who tuned in to watch the Late Late Toy Show.

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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.

26: The percentage increase in the number of people turning to Simon Communities of Ireland services for support over the last 12 months. 

€700 million: The value of the contract issued by the Department of Education for the design and building of 20 to 30 schools around the country. 

€4,020: The extra premium that renters living close to Dublin’s Dart and Luas stops pay per year, according to new research from Daft.ie.

€370,000: The amount of money that Dublin City Council has spent since 2018 renting an empty property on Dublin’s Aungier Street. 

10,514: The number of people who are homeless in Ireland according to the latest figures from the Department of Housing. An increase of 117 on September’s figures. 

27: The percentage of expats living in Ireland who are satisfied with the general cost of living in the country – compared with the global average of 47%. 

1.35 million: The number of people who tuned in to watch the Late Late Toy Show live last Friday night  – making it the most-watched programme on Irish television this year. 

90: The percentage of sexual offences reported to gardaí last year that have still not been solved.

2: The number of medical cannabis products that have been approved and registered for use in Ireland under the new Medical Cannabis Access Programme.

150: The number of new gardaí assigned to an operation aimed at minimising traffic disruption in Ireland’s three biggest cities in the run-up to Christmas.

63: The percentage of Irish people who support the legalisation of euthanasia, according to a recent poll.  

476: The number of new diagnoses of HIV in Ireland this year, despite new initiatives to tackle the issue. 

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