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Prime Numbers

TV licences, Tayto sandwiches and Operation Transformation: The week in numbers

Plus: How many staff work at Eircom now?

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

€200,000: The amount that a coffee kiosk in Ballsbridge in Dublin has been placed on the market for.

€133,000: The value of the dress worn by Lupita Nyong’o to the Oscars last week, which was stolen from a hotel room afterwards. Oops.

3,458: The number of full-time staff at Eircom. The company has cut about one-third of its staff in the past two years.

€1,295: The amount Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin repayed this week for phone calls made from Leinster House to Kenya.

28: The age that Nick Leeson was when he brought down Barings Bank. This week was the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the bank.

16: The number of years that former popstar Gary Glitter was sentenced to on Friday for a string of sex attacks on schoolgirls.

13: The number of new episodes of House of Cards that went up on Netflix yesterday morning. (Need a catch up? Here’s what it’s all about).

10: The number of months in jail that former World Cup-winning captain of the Italy football team Fabio Cannavaro has been sentenced to spend in jail.

9.9 stone: The combined amount of weight lost by the five leaders in RTE’s Operation Transformation. One of the leaders along lost 2 stone 9.5 lbs.

3: The number of hours that a single mother from Donegal spent in Mountjoy prison after being jailed for not paying her TV licence, before being given a bus ticket home.

€2: The cost of crisp sandwiches at the special Tayto pop-up shop which will be opening in Dublin city centre this week.

€1.36: The total price that 130 houses in northern England have been offered for sale at. The houses are in a village which was left decimated by the closure of the coal mines.

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

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