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How many Irish translators are the EU looking to hire? It's the week in numbers

Plus: 12 food businesses that were closed down last month.

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

33 million: The number of Twitter passwords and usernames someone is trying to sell on the dark web.

62: The number of Irish translators being hired by the EU, it was announced this week.

50%: The reduction in speed expected after new speed cameras were introduced in the Port Tunnel on Thursday.

€1,454: The average rent for a home in Dublin as new figures show that rents in the capital are now higher than they were at the peak of the housing boom.

40%: The increase in likelihood that people suffering with cancer in disadvantaged areas will die from their disease, according to a new report from the National Cancer Registry.

€12 million: The amount of money that was restored to the mental health budget after it was previously cut.

€26 million: The amount of money that the Radisson Farnham Estate in Cavan has been put up for sale for.

12: The number of food businesses in Ireland that were ordered to close last month.

42: The age of MMA fighter Kimbo Slice, before he died this week.

8th: The Amendment of the Irish Constitution that grants the equal right to life to the mother and the unborn child. Half of Irish people in a new survey say they want it repealed, while 47 TDs told us that they wanted it repealed.

90: The number of minutes it took for Manchester to recall a “completely inappropriate” image of the Hillsborough disaster it had used in an internal recruitment poster.

21: The number of years it took for a mother to be re-united with her son after he was abducted by his father in 1995.

6: The number of Dublin beaches that were hit with Do Not Swim notices due to sewage problems at a wastewater treatment plant – the notices were lifted yesterday.

60,000: The number of units of illegal prescription drugs that were seized this week by Revenue and gardaí in an online crackdown.

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