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What percentage of Irish people drink alcohol? It's the week in numbers

Plus: how much do developers say apartments in Dublin have to be sold for as a minimum price?

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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.

€470,000: The cost developers must sell apartments for in order for them to be worth their while.

120,000: The equivalent number of people worth of untreated raw sewage which is being pumped in Irish waterways, according to a new EPA report.

35: If you’re this age or over there is a one in five chance you will be living with a physical disability in 30 years’ time, according to new research.

89: The age of rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Fats Domino before he died this week.

22: Here are the 22 contenders for Eir Sports Book of the Year.

€4.5 million: The amount of money’s worth of cigarettes found at Dublin Port this week in a container marked “tyres”.

76: The percentage of Irish people who drink alcohol, according to the annual Healthy Ireland Survey. The figure is a one percentage point drop on last year.

5: The number of months that two sailors (and their dogs) were stranded in the Pacific Ocean after their boat drifted off course. They were rescued earlier this week.

8,734: The number of people living in emergency accommodation in Ireland according to new figures released by the Department of Housing. 

1923: The year the Stella Theatre was opened in Rathmines. It reopened this month with a new look.

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