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How many adults still live with their parents? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many violins an ex-partner destroyed and the cheapest ticket for Mayweather-McGregor.
Jul 29th 2017, 7:00 PM 18,681 14

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

458,874 – the number of adults who live with their parents, according to figures from Census 2016.

250,000 – the number of jobs lost during the recession that former Taoiseach Brian Cowen said he “deeply regrets”.

€8 million – the sum awarded to legendary producer Quincy Jones, who had sued the estate of the late-Michael Jackson.

1,300kmthe length of water pipes that will be replaced in Ireland over the next five years.

92% – the proportion of people who say they trust An Garda Síochana, according to a survey released by the gardaí.

54 – the number of violins allegedly destroyed by a Japanese woman. Belonging to her ex-partner, the instruments were worth an estimated €1 million.

22,000 – the number of personal injury suits filed in Ireland last year.

24,000 – the number of Boy Scouts that US President Donald Trump gave a bizarre address to earlier this week.

€1,209 – the average back-to-school spend per child in Ireland.

€430 – the price of the cheapest ticket for the Conor McGregor – Floyd Mayweather fight in Las Vegas.

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