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How many school flags will mark 2016? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How long did Clarkson’s attack on his producer last?

Making Irish Flags Eileen Rowder has worked at Prospect Designs for 21 years, the official makers of Irish flags. Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

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

38: The number of snakes stolen from a flat in Liverpool during the week.

30.3: The average age of Irish women when they have their first child, according to new HSE figures.

2: The number of days that DUP MP Gregory Campbell was banned from speaking in the Northern Ireland assembly after he ridiculed the Irish language, again.

1: The number of people who have officially declared that they are running for the US presidency in 2016 so far. Republican Ted Cruz was first off the block, announcing his candidacy earlier this week.

50 - The number of times an Irishman in Switzerland admitted to stabbing his wife who died.

150 - The number of people who died after a Germanwings plane crashed in the French Alps.

30: The number of seconds Jeremy Clarkson’s violent attack on Oisín Tymon lasted.

1.7 million: The number of knowingly incorrectly bills Irish Water will send out.

€175: The amount an economist thinks we should all get to boost the economy.

4,000: The number of schools that will get an Irish flag delivered ahead of 1916 commemorations.

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30: The number of people living in a squatted community in Grangegorman that are to be evicted.

130: The number of firefighters needed to tackle an explosion in New York.

4 - The number of remaining members of One Direction after Zayn Malik left the boyband.

€115 million: The amount a Dubliner sold his online payments company for.

2,620: The number text messages retrieved and analysed by gardaí in the Elaine O’Hara murder investigation.

488: Persons interviewed by gardaí looking into the murder. 0: The number of dissenting voices in the jury’s unanimous decision. - With reporting from Rónán Duffy

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