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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.

Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

EVERY WEEK, TheJournal.ie 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 TheJournal.ie 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.

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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.

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