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What percentage of people trust the gardaí (according to their survey)? It's the week in numbers

Plus: According to their internal survey, what percentage of people trust the gardaí?

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

650: The number of artworks on display in the historic wings of the National Gallery, which re-opened after extensive refurbishment this week.

90%: The percentage of people that trust the gardaí, according to the force’s own survey.

18: The length of time a US student spent imprisoned in North Korea, before being released in a coma this week.

25%: The percentage the Back to School Allowance is set to go up by.

100: The number of Bank of Ireland branches that plan to go cash free, prompting strong criticism that the move will negatively affect the elderly.

46: The number of years ago that John Lennon’s Imagine was released. The late singer’s wife Yoko Ono was this week granted a co-writing credit for the hit.

512: The number of new diagnoses of HIV in Ireland last year, prompting calls for the anti-HIV medication PrEP to be made available in Ireland.

4: The number of Lord Mayor’s Awards handed out during the week, including one given to Joe Duffy.

3,265: The number of women and girls who travelled from Ireland to the UK for abortions last year.   

€3.8 billion: The amount of money expected to be secured for the country after the Government sells of shares in AIB.

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