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How many on-the-spot fines were handed out to cyclists over the past two years? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many of Ireland’s rivers are of pristine quality?

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

2,423: The number of homeless children in emergency accommodation in the Dublin region in July.

391,603: The number of medical card holders who were prescribed anti-depressants in 2016.

70,000: The number of people in Frankfurt to be evacuated tomorrow due to the discovery of a 1.4 tonne British bomb from World War II.

41%: The percentage of Irish rugby players who reported symptoms of performance-related anxiety and/or depression, according to a study released this week.

31%: The percentage increase in work commutes that take over an hour, according to Census data.

250: The number of RTÉ staff being asked to take a voluntary redundancy package.

21: The number of Irish rivers that are of pristine quality.

€26,000: The value of tools seized by gardaí that they are seeking the owners of.

1,600: The number of on-the-spot fines handed out to cyclists by gardaí over two years.

300: The number of nights in the year that Dublin hotels are now full for.

€87 million: The price tag on Dublin’s Gibson Hotel.

1: Super Valu’s position in the popularity rankings of Ireland’s supermarkets.

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