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week in numbers

How much should you tip in Ireland? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many chefs does Ireland need to stop restaurants closing?

EVERY SATURDAY ON, we bring you a selection of the statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.

1,795: The amount of enforcement notices issued to landlords ordering them to carry out work on properties in the first nine months of this year.

66: The age of the ex-British soldier who was arrested this week by police investigating the deaths of 14 fourteen people during Bloody Sunday in in Derry in 1972.

€45million: The amount a convicted Hong Kong Tycoon paid for a diamond for his daughter at an auction.

5,000: The amount of chefs the Restaurant Association of Ireland say we need by next year to ensure more restaurants won’t close.

5: The amount of hours it took some commuters to get to work following a serious road crash on the M50.

15%: The amount you should tip at a restaurant in Ireland, according to waiters and managers

33: The amount of hours a weather warning issued by the Met Office for storm Abigail was set to last.

1,000: The amount of jobs to be created by Apple in Cork by 2017.

62%: The percentage of the electorate who voted for same-sex marriage in May. The commencement order for the Marriage Act was signed this week.

53: The amount of minutes a sick schoolboy was left waiting after an ambulance called was sent to a school that doesn’t exist in the wrong county.

28%: The percentage of broadcasting time women spend on current affairs shows according to a new report

2: The amount of years your rent will be frozen for under new plans announced by the Government

32: The name of the Irish bar in Luton that allegedly refused people wearing poppies into its premises last week.

6: The amount of teenagers who allegedly attacked a famous metal band lead singer ahead of his gig at the 3Arena in Dublin.

€10million: The amount lost to the taxpayer in transactions involving IBRC being examined by Judge Brian Cregan. The  commission of investigation hit a serious roadblock this week

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