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

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

EVERY WEEK, TheJournal.ie 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.

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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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