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Nudity, Facebook, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers

What percentage of people think the 1916 Rising was a mistake?

Image: S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Archive

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

$802,000,000: The amount of profit that Facebook made between July and September of this year. That’s almost $9 million per day and some $363,000 per hour.

€2,500: The amount of money that a judge ordered should be donated to charity after Italian businessman Roberto Binaschi wrote the words ‘Attenzione Ebola’ on a coffee cup on an Aer Lingus flight to Dublin.

2,100+: The number of people who are on the Fair Deal waiting list for nursing homes right now.

112: The number of years that New Zealand has had its current flag. It will vote on whether to retain it in a referendum in 2016.

54: The number of days until Christmas (we’re allowed to talk about it now that Halloween is over, right?).

30+: The number of times that Stephen Gough, known as the Naked Rambler has been arrested in Scotland for being naked in public. A European court ruled this week that being naked is not freedom of expression.

24: The number of hours that farmers protested for outside meat plants around the country at the start of this week.

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22: The percentage of people in Ireland who think the 1916 Easter Rising was unnecessary.

10.6%: The increase in the child poverty rate in Ireland during the recession, according to new figures.

3: The number of paintings by some of Ireland’s most famous artists which were stolen from a house in Wicklow last week.

0: The number of people from West African countries who are being allowed to enter Australia, under tough new rules to try to prevent the virus from spreading. Australia has been widely criticised for the move.

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

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