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How many CAO applications were received last month? It's the week in numbers

Plus: 42 Of the world’s most talented female athletes.
Mar 12th 2016, 6:30 PM 11,529 6

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

€9,229: The amount of money an Irish family was ordered to pay an au pair who previously worked for them.

55: The number of stolen designer sunglasses found in the possession of Joseph Magee, a former paramilitary. He avoided jail for their possession this week.

94: The number of TDs who voted against Enda Kenny becoming Taoiseach when the new Dáil met for its first session on Thursday.

76,081: The number of CAO applications received last month, in increase of 1,657 from last year.

€50,000: The amount of money a former clinical nurse has been accused of stealing from an elderly patient over a two-year period.

76: The age of Irish Olympian ‘Gentleman Jim’ McNamara, who died this week.

$40 million: The lawsuit facing Donald Trump over the now defunct Trump University.

29 March: The date that new measures around getting a passport in order to combat fraud and identity theft will be introduced in Ireland.

1997: The year Coy Wesbrook shot five people dead. He was executed in Texas this week.

€30,000: The amount of money in cash gardaí seized in dawn raids targeting the Kinahan crime cartel.

1916: This Easter Rising inspired beer caused quite a stir during the week.

7: The number of different types of boobs in the world, apparently.

42: Of the world’s most talented female athletes.

2: The newly elected Healy-Rae brothers took the opportunity of the first sitting of the Dáil to have a concert outside of Leinster House.

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