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Where does Ireland rank in the world in terms of happiness? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How much money will dog owners whose animals aren’t chipped be fined from next month?

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

€5,000: The maximum amount of money dog owners whose animals aren’t chipped will be fined from next month.

9,000: The number of cannabis plants seized last month in New Zealand. The country is now in the midst of a major shortage of the drug.

€637,000: The amount of money awarded to an Oxford University professor for proving a 300-year-old mathematical theory.

72: The age of popular singer Frank Sinatra Jr, who died suddenly while on tour this week.

14: Take a look at this list of St Patrick’s Day floats.  

2: The number of hidden chambers possibly discovered in the tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun.

77: The age of magician Paul Daniels who passed away this week.

19th: Ireland’s place in terms of overall happiness according to a new report.

4,000: The number of pairs of women’s underpants that a Thai mototaxi driver who was publicly paraded by police is accused of stealing.

€100,000: The amount of money awarded to a homeless man for helping police recapture two escaped prison inmates.

€18,000: The amount of money a man stole from his own charity which helped send terminally ill children to Lapland. He avoided going to jail this week.

91: The age of a woman who completed her thesis this week after 30 years.

15: The number of years a US student was sentenced to hard labour for in North Korea for stealing a poster.

99,950: The number of Irish homes still in negative equity. While high, it represents the lowest figure since before the recession hit.

80%: The percentage of the vote American vice-president Joe Biden thinks Enda Kenny would get if he ran in the US.

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