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Prime Numbers

Pirates, the CRC, and porn: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Irish people used Swiss euthanasia clinic Dignitas last year?

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

86 million – The amount of money Irish Water will spend on consultants, contractors and legal advice to establish itself, the Oireachtas heard this week.

1,547,000 – The number of people who watched the Late Late Toy Show in December, making it the most watched programme on Irish television in 2013, according to figures released this week.

742,025 – The amount of money paid to former CRC chair Paul Kiely in a pension retirement package which was found to have come from charity funds.

50,000 – The amount in euros that actress Julie Gayet is seeking from Closer magazine in France in damages over its report that she is having an affair with French president Francois Hollande.

5,000 – The amount in euros awarded to a transgender woman after the Equality Tribunal ruled that she was discriminated against by AIB after the bank repeatedly used her previous name.

264 – The number of attacks by pirates at sea last year – a 40 per cent drop on 2011, when figures peaked.

66 – The number of drivers who have been put off the road for getting more than the total permitted number of penalty points.

60 – The number of years that an Iranian man claims it has been since he has washed himself.

44 – The temperature in Celsius which has been reached during the Australian Open during the week, making conditions extremely difficult for players. And yes, it’s been hot enough to fry eggs.

9 – The number of dogs due to be put down at a Monaghan dog pound but which were saved after their story appeared on Nice work, folks.

8.49 – The average number of pages people from Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown look at when they visit a popular porn website, putting them at the top of the league for Irish porn viewers.

1 – The number of Irish people who used the Swiss euthanasia clinic Dignitas to die last year.

Want more? Check out our previous ‘In numbers’ pieces >

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