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How much money did a woman pay for U2 tickets that never arrived? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many priests are going to a shopping centre in Clare to hear confession?

Image: Photocall Ireland

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

€15,000: The amount of money a couple who pretended not to know each other could have made in an insurance scam had they not been caught by appearing on each other’s Facebook profiles.

2: The number of politicians who resigned from Fine Gael this week.

13: The number of winners at this year’s Irish Book Awards.

149 million: The amount of money it’s estimated it would cost the State to increase the jobseeker’s allowance for under under 26s to €188.

€1,885: The amount of money an American woman paid for tickets to U2′s Dublin show that never arrived.

11: The number of people arrested by gardaí this week as part of an investigation into sham marriages.

€20: The new note that was put into circulation this week.

4,500: The amount of money a homeless man will be given from a trust fund to help him pay for shelter over the winter months.

8th: The constitutional amendment that Labour want to repeal. The party announced the legislation they want to replace it this week.

Su-24: The make of the Russian plane that was shot down by Turkey on Tuesday.

€2 million: The amount of money former IFA general secretary Pat Smith’s severance package is said to be worth. The organisation said they would take ”all legal avenues” to challenge it.

20: The number of priests planning to hear confession at a shopping centre in Clare on 8 December.

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