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Prime Numbers

How many new staff members are the Defence Forces planning to hire? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many basking sharks were spotted off the coast of Clare?

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

8,000: The number of Irish drivers who were overcharged by insurance company 123.ie.

3: The number of votes that have now been held to elect a Taoiseach.

117: The number of prostitutes found on Friday in a raid on a brothel in Berlin linked to the Hells Angels.

191: The number of litres of wine that were seized in a raid in Cavan on Thursday.

€243,000: The amount it could cost for a single modular home designed to combat the housing crisis, according to RTÉ. Environment Minister Alan Kelly said this week that the over-budget homes “by no means went to plan”.

14: The number of months a man was left on crutches for following an unprovoked beating outside of a takeaway in Dublin.

20%: The percentage rise in instances of alleged abuse of the elderly at care homes, according to a Hiqa report.

16: The age of a schoolgirl who helped to save a binman outside of her house last month.

3: The number of sun destinations Ryanair announced it will be flying out to from Cork Airport.

1,450: The number of new personnel to be recruited by the Defence Forces.

€44 million: The amount of money Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara has bid for a Limerick retail park.

62: The age of celebrity David Gest, who died this week.

20: The number of basking sharks that were spotted off the coast of Clare.

149: The number of questions contained in a new RTÉ run survey aimed at 18 to 34 year olds.  

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