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How many faulty condoms does Ethiopia have to throw out? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How long will bin charges be frozen for under new rules?

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

12: The number of electoral areas in in Britain. All but three of them voted on Thursday to leave the European Union in a historic referendum result.

2: The number of reporters that won Justice Media awards for excellence in reporting on mental health issues and on family law.

69 million: The number of condoms given to Ethiopia that it now has to throw out due to them being faulty.

€184 million: The amount of money made from passenger revenue by Iarnród Éireann in 2015 according to statistics from the National Transport Authority (NTA).

€6 million: The amount of money won this week on Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot; however, it has yet to be claimed.

100: The number of rooms in the Brú Aimsir homeless hostel in Dublin which will remain open after protests last month over its imminent closure.

50: The number of years the civil war between Colombia and FARC rebels lasted for before a definitive ceasefire was declared this week.

12: The number of months bin charges will be frozen for after controversy erupted when bin companies raised the rates prior to the new pay-by-weight system being introduced.

1: There’s only one Robbie Brady.

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