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How much less than its value was the Government jet sold for? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How much money does Forbes Magazine reckon Donald Trump lost last year?

A Gulfstream IV, similar to the Government jet.
A Gulfstream IV, similar to the Government jet.
Image: Associated Press

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

€418,000: The amount of money the Government jet was sold for, which could be about €333,000 less than its actual proper value.

12: The number of years it took the Rosetta probe from take-off to crash land on a moving comet this week.

2: The number of priceless Van Gogh paintings recovered by police in Italy this week.

93: The age of Israeli Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres who died this week.

250,000: The number of reindeer to be culled before Christmas in Siberia over anthrax fears.

3: The number of hotels snapped up this week by Virgin Media Ireland owner John Malone.

18: The age you could be granted a free Interrail pass by the EU, if a proposal is accepted in Parliament.

0: The number of Dublin Bus strikes that will be held this week, after unions and management reached an agreement after marathon talks.

100: The number of years since the last great infestation of Man-of-War ‘jellyfish’ in Irish waters. Irish Water Safety is now warning swimmers that they’re back.

$800 million: The amount of money Donald Trump lost last year, according to Forbes Magazine.

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