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How many Dunnes workers went on strike? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How many information inquests did the Irish government make to Snapchat?

Anti Apartheid dunnes workers Anti-Apartheid Dunnes workers Liz Deasy and Mary Manning supporting the striking workers. Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

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

6: The number of houses destroyed in a Newbridge fire. A man has been charged over the blaze.

30,000: The number of suspected leaks Irish Water says it has already found.

80mm: The thickness of a Spanish Armada canon ball that washed up on a Sligo beach.

3,000: The potential reduction in Irish dairy farmers in Ireland over the next five years after the removal of milk quotas.

2: The number of fingers illegal immigrants are giving to the State according to the Immigration Control Platform.

$800,000: What US special agents allegedly stole in Bitcoin while probing the Silk Road drug website.

5,100: The number of Mandate workers at Dunnes Stores who went on strike.

147: The number of people killed by gunmen who attacked a university in Kenya.

$150m: The amount a jury awarded to a US family whose son was killed when their Jeep exploded.

2: The number of data requests the Irish government made to Snapchat in five months.

562,000 (and counting): The number of Reddit users who’ve clicked The Button.

112: The number of staff at Nama earning over €100,000.

€19.99: What users of Jay-Z’s new music streaming service Tidal will have to pay per month.

1,000: The number of pieces of stolen jewellery gardaí want to reunite with owners.

€300m: What property developer Johnny Ronan paid to settle his debts with Nama.

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

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