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How many people in the North believe Brexit makes a united Ireland a possibility? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The amount of money that DCC is set to spend on on the removal of discarded chewing gum.

A motorist makes their way North along the old Belfast to Dublin road on the Irish border.
A motorist makes their way North along the old Belfast to Dublin road on the Irish border.
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EVERY WEEK, offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.

11,078: The number of sexually transmitted infection diagnoses reported so far this year, according to provisional data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. 

99: The number of objections lodged against a planned injecting centre for chronic heroin and cocaine addicts in Dublin city centre. 

585: The number of pages in the draft Brexit deal that Theresa May secured cabinet approval for during the week. 

62: The percentage of people surveyed in Northern Ireland who believe Brexit makes a united Ireland a more likely possibility.

€31 million: The price at which a pearl and diamond pendant owned by Marie Antoinette before she was beheaded during the French Revolution sold for at auction. 

€25,000: The average compensation that property owners affected by the Bus Connects plan will receive. 

555,000: The average number of people who tuned into RTÉ’s documentary about Maurice McCabe.

€1.6 million: The amount of money that Dublin City Council is set to spend on the removal of discarded chewing gum in public areas.

95: The age at which legendary comic books writer Stan Lee died at. 

45: The number of female-only senior academic roles within the higher education sector that are set to be created over the next three years. 

€1,334: The average monthly rent nationwide in the year to September which is €304 higher per month than at the Celtic Tiger peak. 

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