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How tall is this New York tower going to be? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many times did Apple provide data to Irish authorities?

Image: AP

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

1,000ft: The length of this new tower being built in New York.

40: The number of modular homes planned to be developed at St Helena’s Drive last October. Locals in the area are protesting the plans and have been blocking council workers from accessing the site.

2016: The year of the UEFA European Championship. France stated this week that the tournament will be played under a state of emergency.

57.9%: The percentage of the vote won by Hillary Clinton in this week’s presidential primary, bringing her ever-closer to securing the Democrat presidential nomination.

190: The number of times Apple provided data to Irish authorities after they requested it between July and December 2015.

2nd: Here’s why an ex-Department of Finance chief thinks that Limerick should be made Ireland’s second city.

10,000: The number of households that lost TV service this week after a broadcasting transmission network was switched off last night.

99: The Section of the Criminal Justice Act that was ruled unconstitutional by the High Court this week. This is having wide-ranging implications for laws governing suspended sentences.  

€46 million: The amount of money Euromillions jackpot winner Dolores McNamara bid for an Irish retail park. She was outbid by commercial property firm Irish Life.

2: The main reasons UK marketing expert James Dearsley thinks that virtual reality technology is going to take off: Gaming and porn.

380,000: The number of people involved in a study which looked at the effect people’s genes had on what age they lost their virginity.

14.4%: The percentage less that women are paid across all sectors in Ireland according to figures released this week.

57: The age of music icon Prince, who passed away this week.

1: Like him or loathe him, there’s only one Conor McGregor.

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