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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 11°C
Sam Boal
# Prime Numbers
How many people are looking to buy homes in Ireland? It's the week in numbers
Plus: How many HSE data breaches were there last year?

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

86: The number of drug screening devices to be located in Garda stations after the launch of a  new drug testing regime for drivers this week.

265: The number of post offices the head of An Post says serve “no discernible area of population”, as closures loom.

61%: The percentage rise in sales of Ivanka Trump’s clothing collection.

17: The age of the winner of the overall prize in the 63rd Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

70,000: The number of people looking to buy homes in Ireland, according to the KBC Homebuyer Sentiment.

212: The number of HSE data breaches last year, which included two cases of patient records left on car roofs.

€68.7 billion: The total Government expenditure for this year. A new website aims to show where the money is being spent.

2: The number of UK clothing stores found to have been stocking faux fur with traces of real fur in it, according to a Sky News investigation.

€467 million: The cost so far of water metre installations to the State.

€15: The increase in pay per day of Irish soldiers serving in the Mediterranean.

270: The number of jobs on the way as Iceland plans to open a string of new Irish stores.

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