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Shutterstock/Manuel Esteban Under proposed new government rules, there will be a requirement on employers to clearly display their policy on tips, gratuities and service charges, including how they are distributed to employees.
Prime Numbers

How much will restaurants be fined for not displaying a tips policy? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of people who have applied for an Irish passport so far this year.

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

€261: The amount of money that a married couple in the UK, found guilty of funding terrorism, sent to their Daesh-supporting son in Syria. 

€2,500: The fine that premises will face if they don’t prominently display their tips policy, under proposed new government rules.

6.44%: The percentage of the 226,851 people referred to the government’s JobPath service who have held down a job for over a year.

9: The number of commercial forests in Dublin that are to be redesigned in favour of more recreational uses, Coillte announced this week. 

2: The number of “showbiz” beluga whales, from an aquarium in Shanghai, who moved to a sanctuary in Iceland on Thursday.  

€1,000: The amount of money a man was fined in Nenagh District Court after he was convicted of the destruction of vegetation growing in a hedge during the bird nesting season.

108: Trinity College Dublin’s ranking in the latest QS World University Rankings, making it the top Irish institution. 

€40 million: The funding announced this week for 10 Greenway projects around the country. 

533,600: The number of people who have applied for an Irish passport so far this year. 

6: The number of “narrowbody” planes ordered by Aer Lingus – to be used for long-haul flights beyond the east coast of the US and Canada.

355,000: The number of hours of community service work that was carried out by people serving Community Service Orders last year, according to the 2018 annual report of the Probation Service. 

5%: The drop in support for Fine Gael in the lasted Sunday Times / Behaviour & Attitudes opinion poll.

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