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Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid leaving court in Peru during the week
Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid leaving court in Peru during the week
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Peru Two, bank fraud and American tourists : The week in numbers

Plus: How many people voted Yes in the Seanad referendum when they meant to vote No?
Dec 21st 2013, 7:30 PM 17,664 7

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

7,200,000,000 -The value of the fraud which three former top bank officials were charged with at Dublin District Court this week.

108 million – The amount in euros that the HSE wants to save in pay costs next year – but it still isn’t sure where the savings will come from.

30 million – The number of passengers who took a trip on the Luas this year – an increase of roughly half a million on last year.

1,000,000 – The number of American tourists who visited Ireland this year. The one millionth visitor got a free pair of return tickets this week for their next trip.

490,000 – The amount AIB was fined by the Central Bank for breaking regulations.

89,872 – The number of households on the waiting list for social housing.

25,000 - The number of homes and businesses which were left without electricity at the peak of the disruption caused by heavy winds and strong rain on Wednesday evening.

80 – The number of months in prison that Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid were each sentenced to this week for smuggling cocaine.

35 – The number of years that former LostProphets singer Ian Watkins has been sentenced to for a series of child sexual assault offences.

25 – The percentage drop in donations to St Vincent de Paul this Christmas. The charity said the number of people donating has remained steady but people don’t have as much to donate.

13 – The percentage of people who voted Yes when they actually meant No in the referendum on whether or not to retain the Seanad, according to a Referendum Commission report.

10.5 – The percentage of Ireland’s total land area which is forest, according to the latest National Forestry Survey.

4 – The number of days until Christmas. Are you all set?

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