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Back To School

Just how expensive is this time of year for parents? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How much beer is made in Ireland?

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

367: The number of people rescued by the LÉ Niamh after the latests migrant boat tragedy in the Mediterranean.

$160 million: Uber’s losses in the first six month of last year, almost $100 million more than the previous year.

515: The number of days that passed between MH370 going missing and the first confirmed piece of debris being found.

$80 million: What Robert Downey Jr., the world’s highest paid actor, made over the course of a year.

€785: The average costs of sending a first-year pupil back-to-school this year. The cost among each age group is growing.

5: The number of UK police forces now investigating sex abuse allegations against former Prime Minister Ted Heath.

€150: What children aged between one and nine are valued at as sex slaves according a verified document by the Islamic State group.

730,000,000: That’s seven hundred and thirty million litres of beer produced in Ireland last year.

€320: What a Permanent TSB customer says he was being overcharged by each month on his mortgage.

7km: The length of electricity cable stolen by a criminal gang from overhead lines on the Dublin-Kildare border.

11 million: The number of active users of the Just-Eat delivery service.

30–40: The estimated height in feet of the inflatable minion that caused chaos and worldwide headlines in Dublin.

€34,603.45: What a Dublin detergent company was told to pay after detergent was spilled into the River Tolka killing more than 5,000 fish.

71: Where Enda Kenny sits on a list of the most attractive world leaders compiled by website Hottest Heads of State.

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