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Brian Lawless/PA Wire/PA Images A payphone in Dublin.
# Prime Numbers
How many public payphones are left in Ireland? It's the week in numbers
Plus: The number of people who gathered outside Brown Thomas for the St Stephen’s Day sales.

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

456: The number of public payphones left in Ireland. 

793: The number of children who contacted Childline on Christmas Day. 

20: Charlie Flanagan attempted to save 20 deer in Phoenix Park from being culled by asking the Office of Public Works if they could be moved to the Midlands.

150: The number of people who gathered outside Brown Thomas on Grafton Street on St Stephen’s Day. 

35%: The increase in the number of parcels sent this Christmas, compared to 2018. 

21: The number of people taken to hospital in northern France after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning during Christmas mass. 

500: Over 500 people were fed in the RDS for the annual Christmas Day dinner, provided by the Royal Dublin Society. 

937: The number of days Leo Varadkar has been taoiseach. As of Christmas Day, he was no longer the shortest-serving office holder.

200: At least 200 patients were left waiting on trolleys in Irish hospitals on Christmas Eve. 

22: The Hare Krishna-run restaurant Govindas closed its doors on Aungier Street in Dublin after 22 years. 

€30,000: The amount of compensation the HSE was ordered to pay to eight nurses over its failure to publish a report into their bullying claims. 

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