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How quick did Canadian visas for Irish emigrants sell out it in? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How many senators could you be voting for in the future?

The city of Vancouver viewed across English Bay.
The city of Vancouver viewed across English Bay.
Image: Shutterstock/Hannamariah

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

800,000: The number of new passengers it’s claimed will be attracted by a massive upgrade of Dún Laoghaoire harbour.

12: The number of minutes it took for almost 4,000 Canadian visa applications to be snapped up by Irish people.

350: The number of Irish towns that are to receive a new super-fast broadband connection.

€2.1 million: What the banking inquiry has already cost.

30,287: The number of hacked documents from Sony that Wikileaks have published.

150: The number of customers who received Irish Water bills of more than €1,000.

6: The number of miles off-shore three lobster fishermen were when their boat capsized.

400: The estimated number of migrants who died when their boat sank off the Libyan coast.

$70,000: The minimum wage set in a US company after its CEO slashed his own wage.

16.3%: The overall increase in the value of Irish property prices in 2014.

43 million: The number of kilometers from the Sun a partly Irish-made space probe will get to the Sun, the closes ever man-made object.

2: The number of Cadbury Fingers that have been removed from every packet.

64,671: The number of new cars registered in the first three months of the year, a 30% increase on last year.

€6.2 billion: What the EU could fine Google after it accused the web giant of abusing its position as the world’s largest search engine.

30: The number of Senators that would be chosen by a popular vote under a proposal by the government.

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