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How many passport applications took up to eight weeks to process? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of people affected by sex trafficking that Ruhama supported last year.

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

€1 million: The value of the heroin seized by revenue officers at Dublin Airport on Tuesday.

6 years: The jail term handed to former Anglo Irish Bank CEO David Drumm for his role in a multi-billion euro bank fraud scheme in 2008.

78: The percentage of corporate workers who are concerned about mental health.

6,000: The number of illegally dumped rubbish bags collected in Dublin’s inner city last year.

62: The age that the world’s oldest Sumatran orangutan died at.

109: The number of people affected by sex trafficking that Ruhama supported last year.

99.6: The percentage of TV viewers in Iceland that tuned in for their national side’s 2018 World Cup opener against Argentina.

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22,000: The number of passport applications that have taken up to eight weeks to process so far this year, which the passport office apologised for this week.

22 years: The jail term handed to James Quinn for the murder of Gary Hutch.

€210,000: The fine handed to a Kilkenny Credit Union for failing to balance its main transactional bank account, which exposed members’ savings to a risk of loss.

4: The number of awards won by Journal Media at the Justice Media Awards, which recognise and reward excellence in legal journalism.

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