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Prime Numbers

How much money will it cost to buy 62 bedrooms at this Dublin hotel? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How much of its State-funding did Fine Gael spend on polling last year?

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

4: The number of hosts who will present Newstalk’s new breakfast show. The broadcaster announced a big reworking of its weekday line up on Tuesday.

€200,000: The amount of money Fine Gael spent of its State funding on polling last year.

106: The age of Elizabeth Dempsey who celebrated her birthday this week.  “Plenty of fresh air, good food and an 11am coffee that sets me up for the day”, were her secrets to living a long life.

8: The length this newly discovered species of amphibious centipede can grow to.

100: The number of years since the Battle of the Somme.

9th: Ireland’s position in top reputable countries in the world.

331: The number of hate-crime incidents reported in the UK up to Thursday the wake of the country’s EU referendum result.

4 million: The number of kilometres the hole in the ozone layer has shrunk by since 2000.

35 million: The number of chests of drawers recalled by Ikea after six children were killed in the US when the dressers tipped over. However, the no dressers have been recalled in ireland.

€156.6 million: The amount of money the AA is selling its Irish operations to two private equity firms for.

6.9%: The rise in the price of residential properties in Dublin from last year.

100: The number of people who took part in the search for missing woman Karen Scott who was found safely on Thursday.

175: The number of additional recorded sexual assaults up until March of this year compared with the same period last year.

14: The number of times Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa’s trial has been delayed in Egypt in three years.

€8 million: The price to buy 24 suites at the Clayton Hotel on Cardiff Lane in Dublin.

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