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How many people in Northern Ireland would vote for Irish unification? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of sandwich boards that Dublin City Council has seized from businesses.

Image: Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis

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

9: The number of government departments, out of 17, which have confirmed they are either using or have used unpaid interns since August 2014. 

22: The number of years that passed before the remains of a man, who went missing in Florida, were found after his submerged car was noticed on Google Maps.

41 million: The number of passenger journeys on the Luas in 2018, an 11% jump on the previous year. 

44: The number of places that Trinity College Dublin dropped in the World University Rankings, prompting a call for a “national strategy for university rankings”. 

51: The percentage of people in Northern Ireland who would vote for Irish unification if there were a border poll tomorrow, a new survey has shown. 

40: The number of knackeries around the country that have temporarily closed their gates as they are “working at a loss“, according to the chairperson of the Animal Collectors Association. 

43: The percentage of children aged between eight and 13-years-old who are talking to people they have never met in real life on social media and gaming platforms, according to a new survey. 

57: The number of sandwich boards that Dublin City Council has seized from businesses since new regulations came into effect last week. 

2.5%: The pay increase that some school secretaries say schools are not implementing

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