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Prime Numbers

Conor McGregor, Queen Elizabeth and club sandwiches: The week in numbers

Plus: How much does it cost to rent an Irish pub on wheels?

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

€1,100,000,000,000: The size of the money-printing package the ECB’s ‘Super’ Mario Draghi unveiled this week.

€2,000+: The cost of phone calls made by one TD or Senator to a mobile phone number in Kenya in the space of two years. The calls were consistently the most expensive made from Leinster House during the period.

€1,500: How much it will cost you to rent this Irish pub on wheels for a weekend.

530: The amount of dollars per second that Conor McGregor earned for his win against Dennis Siver last Sunday night.

88: The age of Queen Elizabeth II, who became the world’s oldest monarch this week after the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

€43: The price of a club sandwich at Davos, the world’s most exclusive schmoozefest.

20: The number of years it’s been since Eric Cantona’s kung-fu kick at a fan in Selhurst Park.

15: The number of women still in prison in El Salvador for miscarrying their babies.

16: The number of children aged five and under who have died in direct provision since 2002.

6: The number of superintendents who continued to breach policy by cancelling penalty points after the Garda Commissioner said the practice was to cease.

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

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