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How much public debt does each person in the State have hanging over their head? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many premises were left without electricity following heavy rains this week?

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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.

10,000: The number of premises that were left without electricity after heavy rains on Thursday night. 

24: The number of hours it took UK train companies to reverse a decision to quit the Interrail system.  

€42,500: The amount of public debt hanging over the head of every person living in the State.

€1.7 million: The value of cocaine that washed up on the beach in New Zealand this week.  

€5.9 million: The amount of money political parties received in state funding last year. 

19 million: The number of years ago that a 39 inch parrot whose fossil was discovered this week is thought to have roamed the Earth.   

4,500: The number of jobs to be cut by Tesco supermarkets in the UK. 

€43 million: The amount worth of heroin police in Britain seized this week in a record haul. 

%70: The percentage of world’s ice-free land now affected by human activity, according to the latest IPCC report on land use and climate change.  

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Cormac Fitzgerald

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