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Water protests, death threats, and Bono: The week in numbers

Plus: Which county has more roads than any other county in Ireland?

The scene outside Coolock Garda Station on Tuesday night
The scene outside Coolock Garda Station on Tuesday night

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

$325 million: The amount that baseball player Giancarlo Stanton will make after signing the largest contract in sports history during the week.

113,500: The number of outstanding arrest warrants in Ireland.

€70,000: The amount that NUI Galway has been ordered to pay to a lecturer who was passed over for promotion.

12,330: The number of kilometres of road in Cork, more than any other county in Ireland.

3,500: The number of people who have signed a petition as of Wednesday to stop Julien Blanc, a notorious pick-up artist who condones aggression towards women, from entering Ireland next year.

200: The estimated number of women who gathered outside Coolock Garda Station on Tuesday night for a candlelit vigil over police tactics at water charge protests.

€150: The amount that nurses are being asked to pay for their registration fee – and they aren’t happy about it.

31: Where Ireland ranks on a UN list of  countries with low maternal mortality rates.

25: The age of Elaine Burton, the woman who is marrying notorious killer Charles Manson.

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21: The number of pieces of metal in Bono’s arm.

3: The number of government ministers who cancelled or didn’t show up to interviews with reporters from America’s National Public Radio – and the journalists weren’t happy.

2: The number of threats made to Environment Minister Alan Kelly’s constituency office, including a phone call in which the caller threatened to ‘put a bullet in his head’.

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