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What's the average cost of buying a new property in Dublin? It's the week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of people are satisfied with Leo Varadkar’s performance as Taoiseach?

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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.

51444: The number of a new service which Luas passengers can text to report anti-social behaviour.

49%: The percentage of people who are satisfied with Leo Varadkar, according to a new poll.

57%: The percentage of people who said they would back a limited liberalisation of Ireland’s abortion law, according to the same poll.

€366,000: The average cost of a new property in Dublin, according to website MyHome.ie’s latest property price report.

3,500: Just under the number of Ulster Bank customers who were affected by the tracker mortgage scandal, it was revealed.

€1 million: The cash prize associated with winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, which was awarded to British Kazuo Ishiguro.

66: The age of rock musician Tom Petty, who died this week.

20 years: The number of years false widow spiders have been in Ireland. NUIG researchers this week released the world’s first verified guide and symptoms checklist.

€1.3 billion: The estimated cost of adult obesity in Ireland annually.

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97: The age of former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave, who died this week.

508: the number of new HIV diagnoses identified last year.

900: The number of new jobs Aer Lingus has planned for the next three years.

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