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Anglo, abortion and archaeology: The week in numbers

Plus – how many seconds does the new single from former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty last for?

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

37 – The percentage of Irish people who say they do not use any social networks at all. A survey this week found Facebook remains the most popular social networking site by far, with 56 per cent of Irish people saying they have an account.

2 – The number of miracles performed by Pope John Paul II which have been recognised by the Vatican on his road to sainthood.

200 – The age of a fish caught off the cost of Alaska by an unsuspecting angler. The fish, which was alive during the American Civil War and the Irish Famine, weighed in at almost 3 stone (17.7kgs).

228 – The number of seconds the new single from former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty lasts.

12 million – The total number of electronic documents seized by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement and the Financial Regulator as part of the investigation into Anglo Irish Bank, according to Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.

24 – The number of TDs who voted against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 in the first Dáil ballot on the legislation.

1,699 – The number of hours the Dáil and the Seanad sat for in 2012. Sitting days increased by almost a quarter last year, with the Dáil sitting for 123 days in total and the Seanad sitting on 110 days.

€93,968,807 - The amount on the cheque collected by the Irish person who was one of two winners of a gigantic EuroMillions lottery last week and who collected their prize at the National Lottery offices in Dublin on Thursday.

8 – The number of people who former Anglo Irish Bank CEO David Drumm thinks have questions to answer about the bank guarantee. For the record, the eight people Drumm singled out are: Brian Cowen, Patrick Neary, John Hurley, Kevin Cardiff, Eugene Sheehy, Dermot Gleeson, Brian Goggins and Richard Burrows.

1.8 billion – The amount in euros the Croke Park Agreement saved the taxpayer.

4,000 – The approximate age in years of a pyramid at one of Peru’s oldest archaeological sites which was torn down by real estate developers.

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