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How wide is the Martian lake? It's the week in numbers

Plus: how many Eucharistic ministers are being sought ahead of the Pope’s visit?

Mars landscape
Mars landscape
Image: Shutterstock/Jurik Peter

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

200: The number of elephants to be moved to Mozambique from South Africa as part of an effort to prevent falling numbers.

20km: The width of the lake of water discovered beneath the surface of ice on Mars, first discovered this week. 

€5,000: The amount of compensation a transgender man was awarded after a Dublin barber refused to cut his hair.

4,000: The number Eucharistic ministers being sought by the World Meeting of Families to volunteer at the Pope’s Mass in Dublin’s Phoenix Park next month. 

€6,000: The amount awarded to a chef for unfair dismissal, after he was fired for gross misconduct when he told a kitchen porter in an “empty threat” that he would kill him, while holding a knife.

16: The number of flights cancelled during the Ryanair pilot strike on Tuesday.  Another strike is due to take place on Friday 3 August which will see 20 flights cancelled.

470: The number of new homes planned to be built in Inchicore as part of the redevelopment of St Michael’s Estate.

€319 million: The total profit after tax according to Ryanair’s most recent accounts.

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