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What's a 1c coin actually worth? (Hint: It's more than that.) Here’s the week in numbers

Plus: How many Clerys staff lost their jobs.

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

380: The number of pages in a submission to the banking inquiry by former top civil servant Kevin Cardiff.

18: The number of bikes stolen every day across Ireland according to the gardaí.

€5.1 billion: What Irish-registered exploration company Dragon Oil is reportedly worth thanks to a takeover deal.

30: The number of tax havens being ‘blacklisted’ by the EU.

300: The number post offices that account for two-thirds all of An Post’s business transactions.

21,000: The number of pieces of space debris that are bigger than a melon according to Nasa.

49: Where Dublin placed in a ranking of the most expensive cities worldwide.

 1,000+: The number of staff that will be employed by Facebook in Ireland when a new data centre in Meath is finished.

1.65c: What it costs to make a 1c coin. Both 1c and 2c coins are to be scrapped by the Central Bank.

50: The number of languages Fifty Shades of Grey has been translated into. The new novel was released this week.

480: The number of people directly employed by Clerys who have lost their jobs following its closure.

2: The number of paragraphs from an RTÉ report about Denis O’Brien that could not be made public after much legal wrangling.

€44 million: The value of instant noodles Nestle had to destroy over safety fears in India.

10: The number of hours customers were unable to check-in or book on the Ryanair website on Friday.

€1,205: The average cost to rent an apartment in Dublin right now.

3: The number of months in prison a homeless man received from rubbing his excrement around a garda cell.

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

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Rónán Duffy

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