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How many homes and businesses lost their power during Storm Ophelia? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many deaths are linked to pollution every year?

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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.

200,000: The number of people who marched through the streets of Catalonia on Tuesday, protesting against the detention of two Catalan separatist leaders.

12: the number of years since Cork City’s last Premier Division title, before it secured the trophy this week.

385,000: The peak number of homes that lost electricity on Monday as Storm Ophelia blew in off the Atlantic.

25%: The percentage of Irish employers that experienced a workplace dispute last year, according to a new survey.

5: The number of days that Irish Rail workers will go on strike for in November and December.

21: The number of years ago that the Jenalisa sank off the coast of Waterford. A box from the vessel washed up on the Clare coast this week after Storm Ophelia.

52: The number of child protection referrals per day that Tusla received last year.

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9 million: The number of deaths linked to pollution around the world in 2015.

70: The age of former Dubliners guitarist Eamonn Campbell, before he died this week.

€700: The price some ticket touts are charging for tickets to Ireland’s World Cup playoff against Denmark.

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