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Ivor Callely, heavy metal and Joan Burton: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Benzodiapine tablets were seized by the Revenue Customs Service this week.

Former junior transport minister Ivor Callely was sentenced to five months in prison this week.
Former junior transport minister Ivor Callely was sentenced to five months in prison this week.
Image: Photocall Ireland

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

92995 – Jailed former Fianna Fáil minister Ivor Callely’s prison number after he was sentenced to five months for fraudulent expenses claims.

65.8 per cent - the percentage of women in the civil service. However they are mostly confined to lower grades such as clerical or staff officer.

80 – the number of days Frances Fitzgerald was Justice Minister and refused to express confidence in Brian Purcell, her secretary general, who asked to be reassigned this week in the wake of a damning report.

30,000 – the number of Benzodiazepine tablets with an estimated street value of €60,000 that were seized by Revenue’s Customs Service this week.

2.5 per cent – the percentage amount that the Central Bank thinks the economy will grow by this year in an upbeat forecast.

> 1,300 – The number of people who have signed an online petition calling on Tánaiste Joan Burton to apologise to heavy metal fans for “disparaging and clueless” remarks.

32,154 – the number of new .ie websites that were registered in 2013, contributing to a growth of 18 per cent over the last 12 months.

€437 million – AIB’s profit for the first half of 2014. That figure represents a €1.3 billion improvement on the first half of last year.

€4.88 - The cost per 1,000 litres of water and waste water services as laid out by the Commission for Energy Regulation.

11.5 - The number in per cent of the national unemployment rate in June.

3 - The number of penalty points you now face for not wearing a seatbelt, among other things.

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

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