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How many people got married in Ireland last year? It's the week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of Irish adults smoke?

Bride Kaniah Cusack after her wedding to Matthew Farrell in O'Donoghue's pub on Baggot St, Dublin. (September 2015)
Bride Kaniah Cusack after her wedding to Matthew Farrell in O'Donoghue's pub on Baggot St, Dublin. (September 2015)
Image: Mark Stedman

€12,000: The amount of a pay rise Government ministers elected to forgo this week.

58%: The percentage of women in Northern Ireland who think that abortion should be available if the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest.

3: The number of curators a former director of the National Museum of Ireland said he saw weeping over plans to temporarily rehouse the Seanad in a wing of the Natural Museum of Ireland.

1,500: The number of additional donors being sought by the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) over the next three weeks to help stabilise its reserve supply.

5%: The cut in Ryanair’s profit forecast for the end of the year, which chiefs are blaming on the UK deciding to leave the EU.

122,000: The number of households in the private rental sector in Dublin, according to a new report.

15: Ireland’s position in a global ranking of the best countries in the world to be a young person.

93.6%: The hotel room occupancy rate in Dublin in September, according to a new report.

3%: The percentage pay rise secured this week by Dunnes Stores workers.

105 million: The number of years in the past that a newly discovered dinosaur is thought to have lived.

1967: The year homosexual acts between men aged over 21 were decriminalised in England. It was announced that thousands of British men convicted of homosexuality will soon be pardoned.

42: The age of Munster rugby team’s head coach Anthony Foley before he died suddenly on Sunday. Thousands of mourners turned out for his funeral yesterday in Clare.

22,116: The number of marriages in Ireland last year, including 91 same sex marriages.

23%: The percentage of Irish adults who smoke, according to a survey.

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