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How many cars are clamped in Dublin? That, and more, in the week in numbers

Plus: How many children have eaten liquid detergent tablets after mistaking them for sweets?
Mar 21st 2015, 7:00 PM 13,194 5

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

€8.35 million: The amount that UTV Ireland is predicting it will lose this year, up from a previous estimate of €4.2 million.

1.23 million: The number of households that have now registered with Irish Water, according to the utility company.

56,601: The number of vehicles clamped in the Dublin City Council area last year.

$40,000: The amount of money a US politician spent redecorating his office in the style of Downton Abbey. Aaron Schock resigned as a congressman this week.

€9,000: The amount that a Swedish man was ordered to pay to his ex-girlfriend in damages after he posted a video online of them having sex.

€9,000: That’s also the amount that One Direction had to pay the Philippine government as a ‘drug bond’ in order to be allowed to perform in the country. The money will be forfeited if a member of the band is caught using or promoting illegal drugs.

720+: The number of children who have eat liquid detergent tablets over the past four years after mistaking them for sweets, according to the National Poisons Information Centre.

399: The number of years ago that Miguel de Cervantes died. The body of the Spanish writer was discovered in a convent in Madrid this week.

150: The number of people employed by Dublin City Council to clean the city centre’s streets over a period of 24 hours on St Patrick’s Day.

96: The number of mobile phones that were seized from Irish prisons in the first few weeks of this year.

33: The percentage of Irish people who think the economy will improve in the coming year. 26% think it will worsen.

14: The number of years it has taken to identify the body of a 26-year-old man who died in the 11 September 2001 attacks in New York.

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

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