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How tall will Dublin's tallest office block be? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How fast is the world’s first VR rollercoaster?

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

363: The number of children who became homeless in the first two months of this year.

73: The height in metres of the planned tallest office building in Dublin.

2: The number of years TXFM operated for before closing down.

440: The number of patent applications filed to the Irish Patent Office last year.

115,000: The number of orders Tesla got for its new electric car in 24 hours.

2,361: The number of sexual offences in 2015.

€15 billion: What Ibec estimates it would cost to have a motorway system connecting the entire country.

500,000: The number of people RTÉ said watched their Centenary musical celebration.

29: A man in Belfast was arrested in Belfast for the murder of two RUC officers 29 years ago.

6: The number of hours a hijack situation lasted after a man wearing a fake suicide vest diverted a plane to see his ex-wife.

75: The speed in km/h of the world’s first virtual reality rollercoaster.

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