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How many hours a day do taxi drivers work? It's the week in numbers

Plus: What age was the world’s oldest person before she died this week?

Image: Wanderley Massafelli/RollingNews.ie

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

€8 million: The amount of money four people won between them in the Lotto in April. They collected their winnings this week.

€2.3 billion: The amount of money illicit trade is costing the Irish economy each year, according to a Grant Thornton report published this week.

1,400: The number of drink driving prosecutions that can go ahead after the Court of Appeal turned over a ruling that said that breathalyser test statements were not valid if printed in the English language only.

5: The number of hours taxi drivers work on average in a day, according to an NTA report.

€1006: The average monthly rent paid in Ireland.

100%: The percentage of white males making up Brazil’s new government cabinet after leftist president Dilma Rousseff was suspended this week.

116: The age of the world’s oldest person, Susannah Jones, who died this week.

362: The number of pages of the O’Higgins Report that examined alleged Garda malpractice. It was published this week and highlights  “serious flaws” in how gardaí dealt with crimes in the Cavan/Monaghan region.

27%: The number of people in Ireland who support Fine Gael, according to the latest Red C opinion poll.

250,000: The number of people working in the poultry sector in the US. The “vast majority” of these are not allowed to take toilet breaks when they need to, according to a recent Oxfam America study.

1,001: The number of days Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa has been in an Egyptian prison without trial.

21: The number of years UK rock band The Stone Roses had gone without releasing a single before their new release this week.

€1.1 million: The amount of money awarded to former member of the Garda drugs squad who was stabbed repeatedly and seriously injured while carrying out an arrest.

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