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How much is a single Bitcoin now worth? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The five most popular boys’ names of 2015.

Image: Zach Copley via Flickr

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

360°: Watch this short documentary shot in the soon-to-be-demolished O’Devaney Gardens flat complex using a 360° camera.

330: The number of fatal road traffic collisions that alcohol was a factor in four years, according to Road Safety Authority figures.

€65,000: The yearly salary of a senator in Ireland. Suicide awareness charity Pieta House’s founder Joan Freeman said that she will donate her entire one to charity.

40: The number of dead tiger cubs that were found in a freezer at a controversial “tiger temple” in Thailand.

10: The number of new pilots being hired by CityJet 

9,523: The number of cases of drug use that were treated in Ireland in 2014, according to a new European report.

5: Here are the five most popular boys’ names in 2015.

€144 million: The amount of money Irish Ferries is splashing out on a new ferry.

29: The age of Dublin Zoo’s silverback Gorilla Harry before he died on Monday. There were also reports of a spectral cloud Harry kissing the world goodbye.

74: The age of The Greatest Muhammad Ali, who passed away last night.

6.10: The height in metres of the River Seine in Paris at its peak last night – the highest it has been since 1982, as floods claim numerous lives in Paris.

€94,000: The street value of cannabis seized by police and revenue officers that was found in hidden in dried fish.

72: The number of new emojis that are being introduced.

€477: The current worth of a single Bitcoin.

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