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How many hospital admissions are there in Ireland a week due to smoking? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of complaints made about the Claire Byrne Live referendum special programme.

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

€3 million: The amount the government plans to spend on the Pope’s visit in August. 

€320,000: The amount that the world’s largest freshwater pearl sold for at auction.

252: The number of people removed from April’s homelessness figures in Dublin who are still homeless.

€1 billion: The cost of the town centre planned for Cherrywood in Dublin. 

1,000: The number of hospital admissions in Ireland every week due to smoking.

8,000: The number of stores Starbucks closed in the US  to conduct employee training on racial bias.

126: The number of children incorrectly registered as the biological children of their adoptive parents between 1946 and 1969.

1,277: The number of complaints made about the Claire Byrne Live referendum special programme.

12: The number of gardaí injured a week while on duty.

60,000 sq ft: The size of Tesco’s new store in Liffey Valley worth €30 million. 

5000: The number of representation made by politicians to the Passport Office on behalf of their constituents in the last two years.

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