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Sunday Independent, same-sex marriage and Snapchat: The week in numbers

Plus: How long were the water charge protesters jailed for?

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

€14 billion: The amount messaging app Snapchat says it’s now worth, less than two years after it rejected a €2.5 billion buyout from Facebook.

219,007: The latest circulation figure for The Sunday Independent, Ireland’s best-selling newspaper. The figure has dropped 4.5% over the past year, as almost every single newspaper recorded a drop in sales.

70,000:  The number of people currently in receipt of rent supplement. The government stopped property websites from including ‘no rent allowance’ as a filter this week.

1,500: The estimated number of jobs to be created by Enterprise Ireland’s 2014 startups over the next three years.

196: The total number of days that five water charge protesters have been sentenced to spend in jail for contempt of court.

173: The number of Freedom of Information requests received by the Department of the Taoiseach last year, Enda Kenny said during the week.

90: The number of days until the referendum on same-sex marriage takes place. The date was announced by Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Thursday night.

€70: The average amount of money spent on a day out in Dublin city centre.

22: The number of life sentences Derek Brockwell was serving in the UK before escaping to Ireland.

6: The number of years that people living in two areas in Tipperary have been forced to boil their drinking water before using it because of E. coli in their water supply.

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