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How much money did this Cork village say it could raise per day if it fined everyone who litters? It's the week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of people said they have eaten an undercooked burger at a restaurant?

Glounthaune village
Glounthaune village
Image: Google Maps

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

51%: The percentage of people who said they have eaten an undercooked burger at a restaurant, despite the fact that it can cause food poisoning.

210: The number of metres in depth of a giant chunk of ice that’s close to separating entirely from Antarctica.

€19,000: The amount of money the community in the Cork village of Glounthaune said it could raise every day if it were to fine everyone who litters there.

6,600: The number of people who received CAO offers this week, as part of Round A.

€5,000: The threshold limit which people convicted welfare fraud must surpass in order for them to have their names published under new proposed laws.

975: The number of additional special needs assistants that will be allocated to schools and families for the next school year.

€11.70: The per hour rate that the 2017 living wage has been set at.

78 million: The estimated number of people infected with gonorrhea around the world every year.

28.5°C: The temperature recorded at Phoenix Park on 21 June 2017, making it the hottest summer solstice in June since 1961.

56,702: The number of cases of problem alcohol use recorded in Ireland between 2009 and 2015.

€5.5 million: The amount of money Ireland is to give in humanitarian assistance in response to the crises in the Lake Chad Region and the Central African Republic (CAR).

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