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How much money does it cost per week to provide for a teenager? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How long ago was the Heart of St Laurence O’Toole stolen, before it was returned?

Image: Laura Hutton/Rollingnews.ie

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

16/34: The new name of Cork Airport’s runway, which has been renamed to adapt to the change of Earth’s magnetic poles.

€5.08 million: The amount of money an Australian court fined car giant Ford for its “unconscionable” handling of gearbox complaints.

€40: The amount of money’s worth of face cream Madrid’s conservative leader Cristina Cifuentes allegedly stole in 2011, prompting her to resign from power.

6: The number of years ago that the Heart of St Laurence O’Toole was stolen from Christ Church Cathedral. It was returned this week.

€4.1 billion: The amount of money that Facebook made in profit in the first quarter of this year – a 63% rise on last year.

€4 million: The asking price for Havelock House, UTV’s Northern Ireland’s HQ, which went on sale this week.

19: The number of complaints Dublin City Council received about litter last Friday, when the sun was out and temperatures shot up.

13: The date in July on which US president Donald Trump is set to visit the UK, it was confirmed next week.

561,000: The number of people who tuned in to watch the Late Late Show special following the death of singer Big Tom.

900: The number of people who had fallen victim to crime and other traumatic events who were helped by the ITAS last year.

€122: The amount of money it costs per week to provide for an older child, according to the Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice (VPSJ).

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