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Prime Numbers

Raonaid Murray, Lego, and Brian Cody: The week in numbers

Plus: How much will the new Garda Commissioner be paid?

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

€1,000,000,000,000 - The amount of money that is to be spent trying to stave off deflation in Europe, the European Central Bank announced this week.

€143 million - The loss made last year by Gannon Homes, the developer of the Millers Glen complex in Swords where people have been queuing since Tuesday to secure a home.

126 million - The number of teenage girls worldwide who believe a husband is sometimes justified in hitting or beating his wife.

$19 million - The amount of money that Google is refunding to parents whose children made app purchases from the Google Play store without parental consent.

803,900 - The number of people who took their own life in 2012.

€180,613 - The annual pay for the new Garda Commissioner. The position was advertised this week, specifying that the candidate has to be an “inspirational leader” with “utmost integrity”.

2,457 – The distance in miles from Dublin to Tbilisi where the Republic of Ireland start their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign on Sunday. The Boys in Green play Georgia at 5pm.

85 feet - The length of a dreadnaughtus, an enormous dinosaur which was the length of seven T-Rexes, which scientists unveiled this week.

21 - The number of All-Ireland senior hurling finals Brian Cody will have been involved in as a player and as a manager by tomorrow. His first was back in 1973 playing for Kilkenny.

15 - The number of years since 17-year-old Raonaid Murray was murdered less than 500 metres from her home in Dublin. Gardaí have launched a fresh appeal for information.

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