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How many Irish people are looking for threesomes online? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How much is UTV Ireland expecting to lose this year?

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

860: The number of employees who are set to lose their job after the closure of a Michelin plant.

16 feet: The length of a truck in which a Google employee is staying in to save money.

7: The number of journalists who worked on a year-long story about exploitation in the Irish fishing industry.

72: The acres of a farm owned by a Kildare man who won a Supreme Court challenge against a compulsory purchase order.

10,000: The number of Irish people who’ve signed up to 3nder (pronounced ‘thrinder’), since it was launched last month. It’s an app for threesomes.

29: The number of hours a 91-year-old man with Parkinson’s spent on a hospital trolley.

€3,000: The smallest amount Bank of Ireland customers will be able to lodge over-the-counter under new rules.

9: The number of stab wounds sustained by Jonny Cooper in an attack last year. The man responsible was jailed for five years.

2: The number of years landlords will have to wait to increase rents under new planned rules.

8,000: The number of Opel Zafiras that will be recalled in Ireland over fire safety issues.

€18.4 million: What UTV Media says it expects to lose on UTV Ireland this year.

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