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Dublin: 15 °C Thursday 13 August, 2020

How many new acres are going to be added to the Wicklow Mountains National Park? It's the week in numbers

Plus: Where does Dublin rank in the world’s most expensive cities?

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

20: The number of surgeries that had to be postponed in Temple Street on Thursday after a major problem hit the power supply.

4,000: The number of people the Táinaiste said she expects will be refused entry to Ireland this year.

600: The number of jobs to be created by Lidl in Ireland over the next two years.

4: The number of Irish passengers that were aboard a plane that crash-landed in Dubai International Airport.

214: The number of offenders that Barack Obama commuted the sentences for, the single biggest act of presidential clemency in over a century.

96%: The percentage of Irish schools that are religious-run. This week, took a look at what this means for children’s education.

14: Dublin’s position on a list of the world’s most expensive cities.

€381,863: The value of a Euromillions prize that was claimed at the last minute on Thursday.

3: The number of churches in Donegal that were victims of “satanic” attacks during the week.

€100 million: The amount of money Ireland’s only oil refinery sold for in 2001. It was sold again this week for an undisclosed sum.

4,900: The number of acres the government has bought of the Dublin Uplands to add to the Wicklow Mountains National Park.  

€65 million: The amount of Bitcoins that disappeared in a major online hack, sending the digital currency plunging more than 20%. 

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