We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
Prime Numbers

How much money does it cost to build a single house in Dublin? It's the week in numbers

Plus: the top 10 favourite food brands for Irish shoppers.

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

€330,000: The amount of money developers need to build a single house in Dublin, according report by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI).

3.5 metres: The length of the LED ‘Pantibar’ sign on the popular Dublin gay bar. It may have to be removed after it fell foul of Dublin City Council planning rules.

2 cent: The amount of money people were going to be charged per kg of waste in their green recycle bins under a new charging system. The charges were scrapped this week.

190: The number of Irish troops that returned home this week after six months in the Lebanon.

240: The number of jobs set to go when the Roche pharmaceutical plant closes in Clare.

18,600: The number of non-profit organisations (NPOs) in Ireland. A new website launched this week lists all of their finances.

€27 million: The amount of money a Chinese film tycoon spent on an ancient letter written 936 years ago.

44%: The percentage of people that say they would like to see Leo Varadkar as the next leader of Fine Gael, according to a Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Research poll for that was carried out this week.

11,000: The number of recipes on the BBC’s website. The food section of the public broadcaster was going to be axed this week, but after a huge public outcry it was decided the recipes would be kept.

3,000: The number of homes that are being planned to be built on the Poolbeg glass bottle site.

1: The number of Labour TDs who went forward for the leadership of the party after Alan Kelly failed to get a fellow TD to nominate him. Brendan Howlin became the unopposed leader yesterday.

33: The number of extra hours teachers had to work under the Croke Park and Haddington Road agreements. ASTI members voted to stop working those hours this week.

10: Here are the top 10 favourite food brands for irish shoppers.

€380 million: The amount of money spent by the Irish State on pharmacy fees for medical card holders, according to figures seen by RTÉ Prime Time.

2: The number of people who came forward this week claiming to be heirs of Prince.

8,000: The number of people that have cancelled their direct debit with Irish Water since January.

Read: Like our weekly numerical breakdown? Check out more >

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.