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How much money did Christmas FM raise for charity? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The top 10 albums of 2016.

Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

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

€1,000: The amount of money in a cash donation that former Fine Gael minister James Reilly failed to provide a receipt for during last year’s general election.

2: The number of Irish poets invoked when outgoing US vice-president Joe Biden was presented with the United States’ highest honour by president Barack Obama.

100,000: The number of full time workers US e-commerce giant Amazon hopes to hire in the US over the next 18 months.

30: The number of days the Apollo House occupation lasted for, before the building was vacated on Thursday.

€5 million: The amount of money lost by Donald Trump’s golf course at Doonbeg in Clare by the end of 2015.

27.9 million: The number of people who used Dublin Airport last year, more than four times the population of Ireland.

64%: The percentage of Irish men in favour of the Government extending an invitation to Donald Trump to come to Ireland (compared to 64% of women against).

10: Here are the 10 best Irish albums of last year (according to the RTÉ Choice Music Prize).

10: And while we’re at it, here are the top 10 grossing movies in the Irish box office last year.

1,000: The number of customers left without power after an electricity outage on Wednesday.

17: The number of people arrested over the Paris robbery of Kim Kardashian.

€360,000: The amount of money raised by Christmas FM radio station for homelessness charity Focus Ireland over the festive period.

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