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How many people are living in poverty in Ireland? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many convictions in France arose out of the Euro 2016 football championships?

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

5: The number of years it took a NASA spacecraft to reach Jupiter in a mission to explore the huge planet.

1000%: The percentage rise in people sleeping rough in Ireland from 2011 to 2015, according to a report from the Simon Community in Cork.

56: The number of convictions in France that arose out of the Euro 2016 football championships, according to the French interior minister.

2.6 million: The number of words in veteran British civil servant John Chilcot’s report about the 2003 British invasion of Iraq.

6: The number of years Oscar pistorius was sentenced to prison for for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

39: The number of minutes the Dáil was left waiting for yesterday after too few TDs turned up.

5: The number of people who were gored at this year’s Pamplona running of the bull’s festival.

3: The number of toll booths eFlow customer will no longer be able to use as of 31 August die to a dispute between two companies.

€22 million: The amount of money won by a syndicate of Dublin Bus drivers on the Euromillions. The lucky drivers collected their winnings at Lotto HQ this week.

8,400: The number of US troops that will remain in Afghanistan after President Barack Obama leaves office.

750,000: The number of people living in poverty in Ireland, according to figures released by Social Justice Ireland (SJI).

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