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Dublin: 15 °C Thursday 13 August, 2020

How much money's worth of rum did Cuba offer to pay the Czech Republic?

Plus: How many new student bedrooms is Dublin getting?

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

300: The number of new civil service jobs available for school leavers and graduates after the Public Accounts Committee announced a new competition yesterday.

€4.2 million: The amount of money drug giant Reckitt Benckiser was fined for making misleading claims about its popular Nurofen Specific Pain brand in Australia.

571: The number of new student bedrooms Dublin is getting after a construction application got the go ahead.

15: The number of the house where Hitler was born, which the Austrian government this week voted to take control of.

€265 million: The amount of money Cuba owes the Czech Republic, a debt it has requested to pay back in rum.

€14 billion: The amount of money a deal for Billionaire tycoon Rupert Murdoch to take over pan-European pay-TV giant Sky is worth.

25: The number of free hours of childcare homeless families can now get.

64: The age of Budget Travel founder Gillian Bowler, who died this week from an illness.

3.5%: The predicted growth of the Irish economy next year, according to the ESRI.

€14 billion: The amount of money the HSE will have to spend next year.

400: The number of job that were saved after Wexford’s Celtic linen got a new backer.

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