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Dublin: 14 °C Monday 3 August, 2020

How many tourists visited Ireland last year? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How much money did Dublin hosts make through Airbnb?

Image: Shutterstock/Darren Pierse Kelly

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

€340,000: The combined amount of money’s worth of cannabis seized by gardaí this week in separate raids in Leitrim and Kerry.

1,025: The number of new jobs to be created at the redeveloped Carlow Central Shopping Centre.

€88.5m: The amount of money won in this week’s Euromillions jackpot. The winning ticket was sold in Dublin.

€418,000: How much money the Government jet was sold to an American firm for. A decision which was justified this week by the Defence Department.

23: Here are the 23 towns where rent caps will be extended to from midnight.

€52 million: The amount of money made by Airbnb hosts in Dublin last year, according to a report commissioned by the company.

2: The number of gigs musician Ed Sheeran will play in the 3Arena in Dublin in April.

7,148: The number of people who stayed in emergency accommodation in Dublin last month.

19th: Ireland’s position in a ranking of least corrupt countries in the world.  

9,584,400: The number of people who visited Ireland’s shores last year, according to the Central Statistics Office.

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