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Prime Numbers

Eamon Dunphy, Trinity College, and Auschwitz: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of people think the Irish economy will get better in the coming year?

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

€650,000 - The amount that the Hayes Hotel in Thurles –the birthplace of the GAA –sold for at auction this week.

646,509 - The number of court summonses issued by the gardaí which were not served between 2009 and 2012, according to garda whistleblower John Wilson.

164,300 - The number of young people who have left Ireland over the past five years.

300,000 - The number of charges that a 93-year-old man faces for his role as an SS guard at the Auschwitz concentration camp.

>2,400 - The number of people who have died from Ebola so far.

150 - The estimated number of cars which were involved in a pile-up on a Dutch motorway on Tuesday. Two people were killed.

98 - The number of seconds in that rather great video advertisement of Eamon Dunphy and John Giles.

Joint 71st: Where Trinity College Dublin comes in the latest ranking of the world’s universities – the highest ranking of all the Irish universities.

52 - The percentage of consumers who say they think the Irish economy will improve over the next 12 months.

30 - The number of years that a serial rapist has spent in a Belgian prison. The country has accepted his request that he be allowed to die to end his “unbearable suffering”.

24 - The number of years it took before a woman in China discovered she didn’t have a cerebellum (the part of the brain that controls movement and some cognitive functions).

13 - The record-breaking number of All-Ireland senior medals that Cork dual stars Rena Buckley and Briege Corkery now own.

6 - The number of documentaries about Conor McGregor we have to look forward to on RTÉ 2 this year.

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

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