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Ryanair, Tidy Towns, and directory inquiries: The week in numbers

Plus: How many badger body bags does the government need?

Vivian Boyack (91) and Alice Nonie Dubes (90) who got married this week.
Vivian Boyack (91) and Alice Nonie Dubes (90) who got married this week.
Image: Associated Press

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

€775,000 - The cost of a parking space for a new apartment block currently being built in New York City.

€430,975.28 - The total amount paid by businesses in Dublin city last year for permission to put furniture – such as sandwich boards – on the street outside their premises.

60,327 - The number of students who got their Junior Certificate results this week.

25,000 - The number of body bags for badgers that the Government needs as part of the ongoing cull of the animals to eradicate TB.

€999 - The cost of a 128GB pre-paid iPhone 6 Plus when it goes on sale in Ireland in several weeks. Yowza.

849 - The number of towns and villages which entered the Tidy Towns competition this year. The overall winner was Kilkenny.

307 - The number of years that Scotland and England have been joined since the Acts of Union 1707. Scotland will vote this Thursday on whether or not to become an independent country.

200 - The number of new Boeing 737s that Ryanair is buying in a “gamechanger” deal worth more than $20 billion.

79 - The percentage of secondary school students who check their social media accounts

76 - The age of a woman diagnosed with cystic fibrosis recently, the oldest person ever to be diagnosed with the illness in Ireland.

72 - The number of years that a lesbian couple in the US had been together before they got married this week.

60% - Teenagers who smoke cannabis daily are more than 60% less likely to finish secondary school or get a degree, according to research by The Lancet.

24 - The number of students at UCC who have chosen to live in alcohol-free accommodation this term – a fourfold increase on last year.

€5.58 - The amount it costs to call a particular  directory enquiry service in Ireland for just one second. Unsurprisingly it’s the most expensive directory enquiry service in the country.

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

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