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How many people now use Facebook worldwide? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How much money was taken in in ticket receipts by GAA last year?

Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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

€74 billion: The full value of the loans taken under Nama’s control. Finance Minister Michael Noonan this week said the chance of getting the full value back for the state “was lost in the financial crisis”.

€30.1 million: The amount of money taken in gate receipts by the GAA for the entirety of last year.

€850 million: The amount of meat Ireland-based company Dawn Farms will export to Subway stores across Europe under a new deal.

€13 billion: The amount of money in illegal state aid tech company Apple allegedly received from the Ireland. It was confirmed this week that a lot of that is expected to be returned to the Irish exchequer.

55%: The percentage of people who don’t think the you should have to pay a fee to avail of a free travel pass.

448,000: The number of people who tune into RTÉ’s Morning Ireland daily, making it to most listened to radio show in Ireland.

1.86 billion: The number of monthly Facebook users worldwide.

5000: The number of kilometres Irish man Gavin Hennigan travelled to cross the Atlantic in 49 days.

200,000 to 300,000: The number of protesters that turned out in Romania on Wednesday to protest against corruption.

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