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What's the average price of a house in Ireland? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of people who went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2019.

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

3: Identical triplets were born this week in Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital – something described as a “one in a million” event. 

7: The number of days the state of emergency in New South Wales will last as fires continue to ravage Australia. 

118,000: The number of people who went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2019, according to the INMO. 

99: The citizens’ assembly on gender equality will begin this month with 99 people set to take part. 

$100,000: The amount of money Alex Jones was ordered to pay by a court after using his Infowars show to promote falsehoods that the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre was a hoax. 

3.23kg: The weight of the first baby born in 2020 in Ireland. 

€267,000: The average asking price for a house in Ireland, according to a report published this week. 

1,723: The number of Irish citizens who were caught up in major incidents oversees and were provided with consular assistance from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 

€60,000: The amount of money awarded from the Dormant Accounts Fund to give hundreds of students from DEIS schools free access to Glasnevin Cemetery. 

€800,000: The amount of old Irish pounds redeemed by people in 2019. 

574,000: The number of people who tuned into Mrs Brown’s Boys on Christmas Day – making it the most watched programme on RTÉ on 25 December. 

€20,000: The amount of money a female deli worker received after she was kissed on the neck against her will and pinched by a male colleague.

4%: There was a 4% increase in the number of people who died on Irish roads in 2019. 

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