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John Waters, junior doctors and jail: The week in numbers

Plus: How much money did the bars in Leinster House make last year?
Sep 7th 2013, 7:30 PM 6,209 4

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

27 – The number of days to go before the referendums on abolishing the Seanad and setting up a new Court of Appeal – and the campaigns have been kicking off this week.

48.6 – The percentage of people who took their own lives who had been working in the construction industry, in a study of suicides in Cork released during the week.

50 – The number of refugees Ireland has taken in from Syria since the start of the conflict in March 2011.

60 – The amount in cents that two charities have asked the Government to increase the price of a pack of cigarettes by in the upcoming Budget.

97 – The percentage of junior doctors who voted in favour of taking industrial action over their chaotic working hours.

100 – The approximate number of vehicles involved in a gigantic motorway pile-up in England on Thursday. Miraculously, no-one was killed.

120 - The approximate number of minutes that Irish Times columnist John Waters spent in jail this week for his refusal to pay a parking fine dating from 2011.

300 – The amount in dollars that the new Samsung smartwatch is expected to cost when it goes on sale later this month (the price in euros hasn’t been announced yet).

800 - The number of students who asked for their grant to be renewed this year, but were turned down because they were no longer eligible.

300,252 – The amount in euros that the two bars in Leinster House brought in last year.

57,000,000 – The amount in euros that businessman Denis O’Brien won’t have to pay after the High Court upheld a ruling by the Revenue Appeals Commissioner over a tax bill.

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