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How many people tuned in to watch Pat Kenny's return to television? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many people are employed in the hospitality industry?
Oct 8th 2016, 6:30 PM 13,056 14

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

€70 million: The amount of money the Irish founder of a promising US space startup is hoping to secure to help prevent his company from shutting down.

204,000: The number of people employed in the Irish hospitality industry. Industry heads called for lower tax on alcohol in this year’s budget.

80%: The percentage of properties that people on rent supplement can’t afford to rent, according to a report from the Simon Community.

13: The number of premises slapped with closure notices over food safety fears last month.  

36: The number of AIBA boxing judges that were stood down this week pending the result of an investigation into officiating at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

180,000: The number of people who tuned in to TV3 for the first episode of Pat Kenny Tonight on Wednesday.

26%: The approval rating of Ireland’s top parties Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil according to the latest opinion poll.

90p: The amount of money €1 could get you in sterling yesterday after the pound suffered a “flash crash”.

40%: The percentage of extra time girls spend doing chores, according to a new UN report.

€7.5 million: The amount of money Ireland is giving to help Syrians affected by the country’s five-year civil war.

€20,000: The amount of money stolen from the Cliffs of Moher visitor centre by thieves.

30,000: The number of dogs produced in puppy farms a year, according to the DSPCA.

80%: The percentage of Irish people that think the old age pension needs to be increased.

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