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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 15°C
# Prime Numbers
Poolbeg chimneys, Game of Thrones, and spicy burgers: The week in numbers
Plus: Just how sad is Garth Brooks about the whole concert debacle?

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

€199,500 - The amount of money that Anthony Lyons paid to a woman he sexually assaulted in Dublin, a court heard this week.

3,029 - The number of children and young people waiting to be referred to mental health professionals in Ireland.

1,759 - The average number of flights in Irish airspace every day last month.

1,700 - The number of people who received payouts from the Injuries Board for accidents in public places last year.

29 - The percentage increase in asylum applications to Europe this year, with a total of 108,300 applications. Almost one third of these were from Syria.

19 - The number of Emmy nominations that Game of Thrones received this week, more than any other programme. Breaking Bad was second with 16 nominations.

9 - The number of experts from various fields who have been appointed to help the banking inquiry figure out exactly what it should be investigating.

2 - The number of journalists hospitalised after eating a spicy burger.

2  - The number of massive chimneys at Poolbeg Station in Dublin which may face demolition.

1 - The number of days until the World Cup final between Argentina and Germany.

1 billionth - The amount of sadness that anyone else in the world has about the Garth Brooks concerts, compared to the amount of sadness of the man himself, apparently.

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

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