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Dublin: 11 °C Wednesday 24 April, 2019

How many tourists were attacked in Ireland last year? It's the week in numbers

Plus: When will Dublin Airport’s new runway be completed?

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

260: The number of pages in Pope Francis’ ‘Apostolic Exhortation’ released yesterday, which lays out the Catholic Church’s stances on aspects of family life.

28: The age of Anthony Garver, who stands accused of torturing a woman to death. He escaped from a psychiatric hospital this week.

8: The number of months during which Fidel Castro had failed to appear in public before an appearance on Thursday.

45: The number of migrants sent back to Turkey from Greece on Friday as part of a controversial EU deal.

2,000: The number of people whose personal details were made publically available due to a technical issue on the Irish Aviation Authority’s website.

2020: The year a second runway at Dublin Airport announced this week is due to be completed. Nearby residents also voiced their concerns over the proposed development.

15: The number of minutes a meeting between Enda Kenny and Michéal Martin lasted this week as both leading parties failed to make any significant movement towards forming a government.

999: Emergency workers staged strikes this week.

7.5 million: The number of Fyffes bananas contained on the a container ship on its way to Cork. It will be the largest one to ever berth at an Irish port.

400: The age of a priceless Shakespeare first edition folio that was discovered on a Scottish island.

823: The number of tourists who were robbed or attacked in Ireland last year.

21: The number of people arrested after the US set up a fake university to combat immigration fraud.

6: The number of extra strike days announced by Luas workers this week.

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