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How much did the old Central Bank HQ sell for? It's the week in numbers

Plus: What pay rise will civil servants be getting from 1 April?
Jan 21st 2017, 5:30 PM 15,241 3

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

€1.3 million: The amount of money’s worth of Irish punt exchanged by members of the public last year.

1.1: The number of degrees above the pre-industrial period average temperatures were last year, making it the warmest on record.

€420 million: The amount of money the Department of Social Protection overpaid welfare recipients by over six years.

60%: The average loss of a group of tillage farmers’ crop last year.

1: There’s only one president of the United States. And that man is Donald Trump.

€150 million: The amount of money Irish hair care brand Viviscal has been sold for.

51: The number of people who voted in favour of and against an anti-evictions bill in the Dáil on Thursday. Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail cast the deciding vote (he voted with Government and against the bill).

1,715: The number of sentences commuted by President Obama throughout his time in office, more than any other president in US history.

€400: The amount of money extra thousands of public servants will be getting in their pay packets from 1 April.

€67 million: The amount of money the Central Bank HQ on Dame Street has sold for.

255 million: The number of Americans who will be shown this ad for Ireland.

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