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How much money is Tinder worth? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many council houses will be built in Ireland this year?

Tinder CEO Sean Rad taking a selfie at this year's Web Summit
Tinder CEO Sean Rad taking a selfie at this year's Web Summit
Image: Web Summit

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

170: The number of hostages that were taken by terrorists at the Radisson Blu in Mali on Friday.

€535,000: The amount of money the head of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA)’s salary package was worth in 2013. He stepped down from his position this week amid controversy.

€75,000: The amount of money a woman tried to sue Lidl for after she put some groceries in a buggy.

0°: The temperature some places in Ireland were expected to hit on Friday night as the first real cold of the winter set it and Met Éireann issued a weather warning.

132: The number of people who died in terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday. The suspected ringleader of the attacks was reportedly killed in a raid on Thursday.

$2.9bil: The amount that Match Group, the parent company of Tinder, is being valued at as it goes public. Tinder’s CEO gave a controversial interview this week.

11,955: The number of residential housing units that building has begun on so far this year. While only 200 council houses will be built in all of 2015

€50,000: The amount of money a page is trying to raise for an Irish woman who was hospitalised after her hair got stuck in a farm conveyor belt in Australia.

8: The age of a boy who was dropped to school by two thieves who had stolen his mother’s car.

16: The number of months in prison a man who defecated in in a Garda interview room was sentenced to.

48,000: The number of homes that were left without electricity after Storm Barney swept through Ireland.

5: The number of Irish shopping centres that were bought for a whopping €175 million this week.

3: The number of times Eamon Gilmore says the Government was close to collapse while he served as Tánaiste.

€1,150: The amount of money Paul Murphy spent on his property tax bill.

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