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How many Leap Cards have been issued since 2011? It's the week in numbers

Plus: What is the average cost of renting in Ireland now?

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

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

€500,000: The value of a Lotto ticket that was sold in the tiny Cork community of Beer Island.

22: The number of politicians that sit on the cross-party committee on the Eighth Amendment, which met for the first time this week. Here are their views on abortion.

82: The age of legendary sports broadcaster Jimmy Magee who died this week.

79: The number of days it took a British cyclist to cycle around the world, beating the fictional exploits of Phileas Fogg by a day.

2.6 million: The number of Leap Cards that have been issued since its launch in 2011.

2019: The year that smart electricity metres will be rolled out across Ireland, a year later than expected.

535,475: The number of non-Irish nationals living in the country.

€2: The new booking fee that has been added to all Mytaxi bookings.

95: The age of Raging Bull boxer Jake LaMotta, who passed away this week.

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140: The number of Ryanair pilots who have left the company for rival airline Norwegian Air in the past year, as a criticism over the airline’s widespread cancellations rumbles on.

€1,017: The average cost of renting a property in Ireland.

999: Emergency operators are threatening to strike over wages and working conditions.

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