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What's the average deposit needed for a first time home buyer? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many homeless children are there now in Ireland.

Image: Shutterstock/CRAZYBOM

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

127: The length of the trial of ex-Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick before he was acquitted of all charges this week.

€1 billion: The amount of money’s worth of equipment the US army lost track of in Iraq.

5,000: The number of soldiers British Prime Minister Theresa May ordered to the streets of Britain following a terrorist attack in Manchester which claimed the lives of 22 people.

5: The number of points separating The Labour Party and the Conservative Party, according to the latest UK poll.

2,708: The number of homeless children staying in emergency accommodation last month, a new record high.

€10 million: The amount of money that the Order of Jesus and Mary will sell five acres of land on a Dublin school’s grounds for.

€50,000: The average amount of money a first time buyer needs for a deposit, according to the latest Economic Letter published by the Central Bank.

1000: The potential capacity of a new hotel that Tayto Park has applied for planning permission for.

28: The number of families to be housed in a former Bargaintown warehouse in Coolock later this year.

23 million: The number of additional people who would be left without health insurance in the US under the Trump administration’s new healthcare plan, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

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