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Dublin: 17 °C Sunday 9 August, 2020

How many people smoke in Ireland? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How much money does it cost to detain one juvenile prisoner per day in Ireland?

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

600: The number of litres of alcohol seized by Revenue at Dublin Port.

19%: the percentage of people who currently smoke daily in Ireland.

$38 million: The amount of money Donald Trump paid in taxes in 2005, according to his leaked returns.

80: The number of people begging on Dublin’s streets at any one time, according to a new report.

€2,773.38: The amount of money it costs to detain one juvenile prisoner per day in Ireland.

200: The number of jobs to be lost as a Coty plant in Nenagh is set to close.

€30: The amount of money it will cost you each time you put the wrong type of waste into your bin.

198,000: The number of empty homes in Ireland – can they be used to house people?

89: The age of Bishop Eamonn Casey before he passed away this week.

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