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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 13°C
Dublin City Shots Discoloured water pictured flowing into the River Liffey from the Ringsend plant earlier this month
# Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant
How many times has untreated wastewater overflowed into Dublin Bay since 2015? It's the week in numbers
Plus: The number of food businesses issued with closure orders in June.

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

54.4: The percentage of all litter that cigarette items make up, according to the 2018 National Litter Pollution Monitoring System Report. 

104: The number of times that untreated wastewater has overflowed into Dublin Bay from the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant since the beginning of 2015.

8.2: The percentage that Ireland’s economy grew by last year, according to newly released figures from the Central Statistics Office.

92: The number of deportation orders made in respect to children last year by the Department of Justice & Equality last year. 

€177,300: The amount of cash revenue officers seized from a passenger at Dublin Airport last week. 

453: The number of people who have been hired by the revenue in preparation for Brexit.  

€14 million: The cost of the steel rollercoaster planned for Tayto Park that An Bord Pleanála recently refused planning permission for in response to objections by four residents.

11: The number of food businesses that were issued closure orders from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland in June. 

20: The number of years Mark Cagney has spent as the anchor of Ireland AM. He recently announced he’s leaving the morning show at the end of July.

30 cent: The increase in the cost of parking in Dublin city from 15 July. 

68.5%: The increase in hybrid and electric car sales so far this year, CSO figures show. 

224,400: The number of people who tuned in to watch the Women’s World Cup final on RTÉ2. 

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