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How many of these beasts were eaten at the ploughing championships? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: What does Renua want as a flat tax?

EVERY SATURDAY ON, we bring you a selection of the statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.

20: The number of hotels a protesting homeless woman says she’s been moved to because there are no emergency accomodation spaces.

€150 million: The pricetag being put on the Whitewater Shopping Centre in Newbridge.

€39,308: The average deposit required by a first-time buyer for a property in Dublin.

40: The number of Topaz petrol stations that will have an Eddie Rocket’s attached to them.

23%: What Renua want as a flat tax on all income.

49: The number of staff at the Irish Data Protection Commissioner which will likely now be dealing with the data concerns of all European Facebook users.

30,000: The number of breakfast rolls that were eaten at the National Ploughing Championships.

12: The age of a girl who became pregnant in Belfast after an alleged sexual assault.

55,000: What the Housing Agency says Ireland needs to add to the  stock of housing over the next two and a half years.

€11.50: The starting wage of a Lidl employee, now set at the living wage.

€1.6 billion: The average valuation of Digicel before its New York Stock Exchange IPO was cancelled.

$12: The price of the domain name ‘’ that was bought by a former employee before the mistake was spotted.

1: There’s is only one Shane Long.

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