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Prime Numbers

Clare Daly, Coronation Street and a gigantic baby : The week in numbers

Plus: How many gardaí have left the force over the past five years?

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

€662 billion: The amount that Apple was valued at last week, making it the most valuable company on the planet.

597,000: The number of people who turned in to one episode of Coronation Street, making it UTV Ireland’s most-watched show.

€147,245: The salary of the new deputy Garda Commissioners.

8,137: The number of disqualified drivers who haven’t surrendered their licences.

€8,000: What a person’s data is worth for one year, according to the Lifelogging exhibit at Dublin’s Science Gallery.

1,996: The number of gardaí who have left the force over the past 5 years, the equivalent of one per day.

104: The number of TDs who voted against Clare Daly’s abortion bill which would have legislated for terminations for medical reasons. 20 voted in favour.

50.07: The percentage of solicitors in Ireland who are women, outnumbering male solicitors for the first time.

32: Where Ireland ranks on a list of the best places in the world to retire, alongside Uruguay and Poland.

32: The percentage of Irish people who think couples with children should be married.

20: The percentage of photographs which had to be disqualified from the World Press Photograph awards this year because they were digitally enhanced.

19: The total number of people arrested this week in connection with last November’s protest in Jobstown

18-20: The number of weeks that HSE boss Tony O’Brien predicted the waiting time for Fair Deal will grow to by the end of the year.

14.1: The weight in pounds of a baby that a woman in Florida gave birth to this week.

11: The number of years that Italian artist Alberto Frigo has been taking daily photos of everything his right hand touches (and he plans to continue for another 26 years).

5: The number of years that IAG’s Willie Walsh is promising it will be before anyone even considers messing with Aer Lingus’s Heathrow connections if the proposed sale goes ahead.

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