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How much money will a new bridge to Poolbeg cost to build? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many new infrastructure projects got the green light this week?

Image: Sam Boal/

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

51%: The percentage of people who don’t support the Bus Éireann strike according to a Claire Byrne/ Amárach Research poll.

270 kmph: The top speeds of some gusts during a “monster” cyclone that hit Australia this week.

€50: Take a look at the brand new €50 note.

50: The Article of the Lisbon Treaty triggered this week by the UK, formally starting the Brexit process.

€226 million: The amount of money’s worth of strategic infrastructure projects given to green light this week by Government.

€15.75 million: The amount of money the Dodder Bridge linking Britain Quay on the South Quays with York Road and the Poolbeg peninsula will cost.

30: The number of seconds a moment of reflection will last in the Dáil following the daily prayer, after TDs voted on including it this week.

44: The age of this French artist who wants to become a ’human hen’ by sitting on a dozen eggs until they hatch.

38: The number of murders that took place in Ireland last year.

6%: The percentage drop in tourists coming to Ireland from Great Britain last year (a drop of about 50,000).

249: The number of rooms that will be in this hotel on Chancery Street if it is given planning permission by Dublin City Council.

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