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How many passengers did Ryanair carry last year? It's the week in numbers

Plus: What is the average rent now in Dublin?

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

60,000ft: The amount of retail and leisure space Liffey Valley Shopping Centre will have after it was granted planning permission for a major expansion.

6,388: The number of children who were in care last year  in Ireland, according to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

€183.2 million: The amount of money taken in by the State in Capital Acquisitions Tax (which is applied to gifts inheritances) in 2015, marking a 65% increase since 2011.

1: The position of the sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys on the list of best British sitcoms of the century.

€1,520: The average rent in Dublin, up 11.1% since last year.

€139,025: The amount of money a woman won in the National Lottery after she found a winning ticket in her handbag 

3,000: The number of new student residencies UCD is planning to build as part of its campus development plan.

20%: The maximum percentage of alcoholic drink now allowed at Stanford University, after a new policy was brought in to ban strong spirits.   

4: The number of batches of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream that had to be recalled in Ireland due to the possible presence of metal pieces.

6: The number of years Oscar Pistorius is serving for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A South African judge yesterday rejected the state’s appeal seeking a longer sentence for Paralympian.

101.4 million: The number of passengers Ryanair carried last year, prompting it to call itself the ’world’s favourite airline’.

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