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Paddling pools, pregnancy and PCs: The week in numbers

Plus – how many PCs were sold around the world so far this year?

Image: Collage of house numbers via Shutterstock

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

1 – The number of shops in Ireland which still have paddling pools for sale, according to an in-depth investigation this week during Ireland’s glorious heatwave.

3 – The number of seconds of voting time that were left when Labour TD Michael McNamara (accidentally?) voted against his party on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill just before 5am on Thursday morning.

4 – The number of years lawyer Sergei Magnitsky had been dead for when a Moscow court this week found him guilty of tax evasion.

12 – The height in feet of a statue of Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice which has been unveiled in a London lake (complete with soaking wet white shirt).

16 – The age that people will be able to vote in elections in Ireland if a planned Government referendum passes.

27 – The percentage of people around the world who have paid a bribe in the past year, according to a new survey by anti-corruption group Transparency International.

2,119 – The number of days between when Seán Fitzpatrick resigned as chair of Anglo Irish Bank in December 2008 and when he will go on trial in Dublin in October 2014, charged with making false or misleading statements to corporate auditors.

3,982 – The number of women who had an abortion in the UK last year who gave an address in Ireland.

1.46 million – The number of people in Ireland who receive a social welfare payment every week, according to new figures published this week by the Department of Social Protection.

76 million – The number of PCs sold around the world between April and June this year – a drop of 10.9 per cent on the previous year. Sales of PCs have been in decline in recent years as they have been superseded by smartphones and tablets.

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

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