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How long did Boris Johnson spend on the phone to a Russian prankster? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of people who became Irish citizens this week.

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EVERY WEEK, offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.

30: The age of the man who was ordered by a New York judge to move out of his parents home.

€8.5 million: The amount of money a Galway Lotto syndicate won (they plan to travel the world first-class).

€60,000: The amount of money that Eva the Revenue sniffer dog found hidden in a man’s suitcase at Cork Airport.

18: The number of minutes Boris Johnson spent on a phone call with Russian pranksters impersonating the prime minister of Armenia.

90: The number of Blue Flags awarded to beaches and marinas around the country.

100: The number of stores that Marks and Spencer are set to close in the UK by 2020.

3,500: The number of people who became Irish citizens this week.

30: The percentage of support Fine Gael currently has, making it the most popular political party. 

670,000: The number of black market cigarettes recovered in Meath by Revenue officers and a detector dog named Elvis.

118,389: The number of people who were added to the Supplementary Register ahead of the referendum.

€1: The amount that bin charges will rise by per lift if a plastic bottle deposit scheme is introduced.

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