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The new he Primark Gran Via has clothes across five floors.
The new he Primark Gran Via has clothes across five floors.
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How big is this whopper new Penneys in Madrid? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How long is it since Playboy was founded?
Oct 17th 2015, 6:30 PM 15,417 10

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

€9.15: The new minimum wage. A 50c increase announced in this week’s budget.

5: The number of years a prisoner was held without trial in Afghanistan. A Westlife song was part of the torture he endured.

38: The number of Esso stations bought out by Denis O’Brien-owned Topaz.

573: The number of staff that will be employed at a huge new Primark store in Madrid.

€322: The USC tax saving of a person earning €30,000 a year after this year’s budget.

191: The number of rooms in a Cork hotel that changed hands in a ‘record-breaking’ sale this week.

€53,000: What a German hunter is believed to have paid to shoot the largest elephant killed in Africa for almost three decades.

14: The number of emails released by the Web Summit in their correspondence with the Taoiseach’s office before their move to Lisbon.

62: The number of years since Playboy was founded. It’s decided to stop publishing nude women.

€38,000: The damages settlement for a woman who was pricked by a needle while at work and had to undergo HIV tests.

33: The number of charges former Anglo CEO David Drumm faces if he’s extradited to Ireland.

50c: The increase in the price of a packet of cigarettes after this week’s budget.

69 million: The number of worldwide subscribers to Netflix, which this week announced its plans to keep growing and growing.

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