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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C
# Prime Numbers
Love/Hate, dolphins, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers
Plus: What’s the average age for people getting married now?

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

425: The number of dogs who helped break a Guinness World Record in the Phoneix Park in Dublin. Good dogs.

€238: The amount of the average bill for water charges, according to Irish Water.

>200: The number of statements taken by gardaí investigating whether any of the objections to the G***h B****s concert over the summer were fake.

34.9: The average age of men getting married in Ireland, the highest ever. The average age for brides is 32.8.

21: The number of charges a 68-year-old Dublin man faces after allegedly crashing a car into the front gates of Trinity College last April.

13: The number of children who have died on Ireland’s roads so far this year, compared to seven for the whole of last year.

11.1%: The unemployment rate now, according to figures published by the Central Statistics Office, down from 12.6% this time last year.

10: The number of days until Budget 2015 is unveiled.

5: The number of people who are infected with Ebola every hour in Sierre Leone.

5: The number of Ministers who have a second home.

5: The number of swimmers who had to be rescued from Galway Bay after an attack by a dolphin.

2: The number of Orange Halls which have burned down in Donegal in the past three weeks.

1: The number of days until Love/Hate returns to our screens.

1: The number of Irish universities which have made the top 200 in a world ranking of third-level institutions.

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

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