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Dublin: 15 °C Thursday 13 August, 2020

How much money did people donate to see this hole being dug? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many patients have been admitted to hospitals on trolleys so far this year?

Image: Youtube/Cards Against Humanity

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

85,731: The number of patients admitted to hospitals on trolleys so far this year, a slight decrease on this time last year.

13.9%: The percentage rise in the year to September of estimated rental values on Grafton Street.

86: The age of Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs whose death was announced this week.

€1.1 million: The amount of money’s worth of drugs seized by gardaí as part of a continued operation into serious criminal activity in the ~Dublin region.

€10 million: The amount of money Virgin Media paid for UTV Ireland, in a deal that was completed this week.

20%: The percentage of Irish people who can’t afford to meet friends or family for a drink or meal at least once a month.

€1.6 million: The amount of money’s worth of gold in a bucket stolen by a thief in broad daylight in New York.

€973: The cost of rent for the average home across Ireland, according to latest figures.

4,377: The number of homeless adults living in emergency accommodation in Ireland in October. Check out our homelessness series ran this week on the website.

€200 million: The amount of money Irish Water plans to spend to upgrade the Vartry Water treatment plant in Wicklow.

$100,000: The amount of money people donated to watch a giant hole being dug.

142: The number of people found sleeping rough on the streets of Dublin during the official winter count.  

89%: The percentage of undocumented migrants in Ireland in full employment, according to research by Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI).

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