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How many millions did this 500-year-old painting sell for? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many Australian MPs voted in favour of legalising gay marriage?
Dec 9th 2017, 7:00 PM 13,216 7

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

17: The number of counties that have a status orange weather warning in effect for tonight for snow and ice.

€167 million: The amount in revenue declared by Ikea in the 12 months to August.

200,000: The number of people who have fled wildfires in California.

3: The number of food businesses closed in November.

19,000: The number of Irish Water customers who have to get in touch with the utility to give additional details so that their refunds will be processed.

€380 million: The price that a 500-year-old painting of Christ by Leonardo Da Vinci sold for.

43: The number of Australian MPs who voted in favour of legalising gay marriage, with 12 voting against.

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200: The number of hours of unpaid work a man who installed a camera in a Starbucks toilet has to do after a conviction.

500: The number of members of the Defence Forces who took part in a major exercise during the week on how to respond to a terrorist attack.

70: The age that mandatory public service retirement will rise to, under new measures announced by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe.

€1.6 million: The amount of money seized by gardaí in a raid in west Dublin during the week.

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