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Dublin: 16 °C Thursday 13 August, 2020

What's the busiest train route in Ireland? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How does it now cost to rent in Dublin?

Image: Sam Boal/

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

1,336: The number of passengers carried on the 8am Dart from Greystones to Malahide, making it the busiest train in Ireland.

€31,800: The starting salary for teachers in the TUI and INTO unions as of yesterday, under a new agreement.

7: The latest iPhone was released this week to better-than-expected sales.

15: The minimum number of strike days left to come for Dublin Bus workers as the industrial dispute shows no sign of letting up 

€38 million: The cost of a huge new Kerrygold butter factory which opened this week in Cork.

3%: The rise in VHI health insurance announced this week.

250: The number of kilometres the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in England will be from Rosslare when it is built. It got the green light this week.

€1,364: The average cost of renting now in Dublin, as prices surpass those in 2007 at the height of the economic boom.

€3 billion: The amount of money government ministers’ budget requests have come to – far above the €1 billion it has for expenditure.

€58 billion: The cost of a deal by German chemical giant Bayer to buy controversial US seeds and pesticides firm Monsanto – which has been a labelled a ”marriage made in hell” by some concerned parties.

50,000: The number of people who will benefit after a boil notice for water was lifted in Co Mayo.

60,000: The number of students that received their Junior Cert results this week.

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