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How much does it cost to have sex in space? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How many bread deliveries does Irish Pride make every day?

EVERY SATURDAY brings you a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.

14: The number of Dunnes Stores pricing labels the High Court found were false after a case taken by Aldi.

1,162: The number of complaints made about an interview conducted by Sky News presenter Kay Burley with the chief executive of Alton Towers.

2,000: The number of daily deliveries made by the bakers of Irish Pride bread. The company is going into receivership.

4: The number of fingers on a Kit Kat bar, a design that Nestlé has lost a court battle to protect.

$48.3 million: The money made by Irish golfer Rory McIlroy last year, making him the 12th best-paid sports star in the world.

55 x 35 x 20: The dimensions, in centimetres, travel companies want to make carry-on bags. Smaller than they currently are.

$3.4 million: What website Pornhub is trying to raise to shoot the first ever sex tape in space.

43: The number of years a Louisiana prison inmate spent in solitary confinement before being released this week.

399: The number of migrants saved by the Irish naval vessel the LÉ Eithne in its latest rescue in the Mediterranean.

5,000: The number of dead fish recovered in Drumcamogue River in Co Limerick after a potential “chemical spill or organic discharge”.

600 million: The number of people who use Facebook Messenger every month.

12%: The percentage of Irish people who took a drugs survey and said they’d used drugs to help them at work or study.

€696.03: The average weekly pay for Irish workers before tax, PRSI and other levies are taken out.

2: The number of votes by which a decision to end an EU Parliament debate on the highly-contentious TTIP trade deal was passed.

60: The number of heroin dealers arrested in major drugs operations in Dublin, Cork and Wexford.

177,000: The number of women who have travelled from Ireland to the UK for abortions since 1971.

13: The number of times one patient was “chemically restrained” over a number of months at a HSE-run home for people with intellectual disabilities.

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