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#In Numbers

From TheJournal.ie Prime numbers: the week in stats In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Greek MPs, Irish jobs, German cable ties, and all the other news from the week in handy numerical format…

From TheJournal.ie Prime numbers: the week in stats In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Sunday’s Super Bowl! Senators! Sovereigns! Slavery! Shell to Sea! And the surprisingly sensational Dubliner in drag…

From TheJournal.ie Prime numbers: the week in stats In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Opinion polls, lucky punts, expenses, unemployment and more – our numerical guide to the last 604,800 seconds in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Prime numbers: the week in stats In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Earthquakes! Earnings! Petitions! Racehorses! Healthy cities?! Our weekly numerical guide to the events of the last seven days.

From TheJournal.ie Prime numbers: the week in stats In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

How ‘special’ can a special adviser be? How many As can a credit rating have? And just how expensive can pneumonia be?

From TheJournal.ie Prime numbers: the week in stats In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

How many Irish towns are ‘clean’? How much for an e-voting machine? And just how hard can a Sudoku be?

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

In tonight’s Fix: All the latest from the Budget; good news for Ryan Tubridy; and the world’s Christmas capital (which you’ve never heard of…)

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012 Budget 2012

In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012

A numerical breakdown of where the government has cut €2.2 billion in spending,

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: why you'd want to be on the EU Court of Auditors In Numbers

In numbers: why you'd want to be on the EU Court of Auditors

You might have to move to Luxembourg, but the pay and expenses regime would more than make up for the inconvenience…

From The42 Player ratings: how the Boys in Green fared... In Numbers

Player ratings: how the Boys in Green fared...

Ireland march on thanks to a workmanlike draw with Estonia tonight. Here’s how they played.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: Ten years of the Afghan War Afghan War

In numbers: Ten years of the Afghan War

Check out TheJournal.ie’s overview of the decade that has passed since the US invasion of Afghanistan.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Monday Take 5

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: the Annual Report of the Comptroller & Auditor General In Numbers

In numbers: the Annual Report of the Comptroller & Auditor General

The State’s accountant’s annual report for 2010 shows that there is €22.7bn is left in the National Pension Reserve Fund – €10bn of that has been deposited in banks.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: DublinBikes celebrates its 2nd birthday Happy Birthday

In numbers: DublinBikes celebrates its 2nd birthday

The Dublin bike rental scheme turned two yesterday so we’ve had a look at how its doing.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011 In Numbers

In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011

Which subjects had the best pass rates? Which had the fewest taking higher level? We’ve crunched the numbers to find out.

From TheJournal.ie Discrimination at work: reports of ill-treatment soar by 60 per cent In Numbers

Discrimination at work: reports of ill-treatment soar by 60 per cent

Latest figures show the Equality Authority received over 1,000 more complaints of workplace discrimination last year.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: the first term of the new Dáil and Seanad School's Out

In numbers: the first term of the new Dáil and Seanad

The Dáil wraps up for the summer holidays today. Here’s some figures as to how things have gone so far.

From The42 In numbers: The Open Championship Maths Class

In numbers: The Open Championship

From zero through to 900,000, we take a look at the numbers which define The Open.

From TheJournal.ie Running the numbers: First results of Census 2011 Census 2011

Running the numbers: First results of Census 2011

The CSO has released the preliminary findings of April’s census – and they show Ireland’s population is edging towards five million.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland by numbers: The country's vital statistics In Numbers

Ireland by numbers: The country's vital statistics

From births, to deaths, to unmarried parents – we look at the latest figures which make up the country.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: the US military campaign in Afghanistan In Numbers

In numbers: the US military campaign in Afghanistan

An overview of the facts and figures from the US decade-long campaign in Afghanistan.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: The first 100 days of the Fine Gael-Labour coalition government 100 Days

In numbers: The first 100 days of the Fine Gael-Labour coalition government

How the Fine Gael-Labour coalition government is shaping up after 100 days in office.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: Bin Laden, September 11, and the War on Terror In Numbers

In numbers: Bin Laden, September 11, and the War on Terror

3,520 days between the September 11 attacks and bin Laden’s death – with up to a million civilian deaths in between.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: What the stress tests think of the Irish economy In Numbers

In numbers: What the stress tests think of the Irish economy

€70 billion (and counting) in state aid for the banks, 45,000 mortgage defaults, and 15.8 per cent unemployment…

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: George Osborne's new UK budget In Numbers

In numbers: George Osborne's new UK budget

The UK’s coalition government introduces its second budget. Here’s our condensed guide to what’s in it.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: Brian Cowen's tenure as Taoiseach Bye Bye Brian

In numbers: Brian Cowen's tenure as Taoiseach

As one administration takes power, another steps down – so here’s some condensed figures on the Brian Cowen era.

From TheJournal.ie The 2011 election campaign, in numbers GE11

The 2011 election campaign, in numbers

566 candidates, up by 96 in 2007, with 481 men and 85 women looking for 165 seats in 43 constituencies in 15 days.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: How SKILL spent its funds In Numbers This post contains images

In numbers: How SKILL spent its funds

See how the HSE training programme shared out its €60m budget.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: The banking bailout Black Thursday

In numbers: The banking bailout

Wonder where our billions are going? Here’s a breakdown of the bailout.

2710: the number of days spent in Iraq by combat forces from the United States, with the invasion beginning on March 20, 2003 and ending today, August 19, 2010, when the American combat troops, the last remaining in the country, withdrew.

900,000,000,000 – the amount, in dollars, of American taxpayer funds spent on the campaign.

7,300,000,000 - the peak monthly spend, in dollars, as of October 2009.

390,000 - the cost, in dollars, of deploying each soldier in the country.

9,000,000,000 – unaccounted-for spending, in dollars, over the course of the campaign.

52,600 – the number of American troops still in Iraq today. Though not being ‘in combat’, they will leave the country by the end of 2011.

4,415 – the number of American military fatalities in the campaign, as of yesterday.

179 – the number of UK fatalities.

31,897 – the number of American troops physically wounded, 20% of which are serious brain or spinal injuries.

141 – journalists killed in Iraq. 94 – the number murdered, 47 – killed by acts of war, 14 – the number killed by acts of war.

9,571 – the number of Iraqi police and soldiers killed.

Between 50,000 and 600,000 – the number of civilian casualties in Iraq.

2,255,000 – the number of Iraqis displaced inside the country by the war.

15,000 – the estimated number of insurgent fighters in Iraq in November 2003.

70,000 – the number in June 2007.

14 – the daily number of insurgent attacks, February 2004.

163 – the daily number of insurgent attacks, May 2007 – five months after the hanging of Saddam Hussein.

16 – the minimum number of hours per day in which homes in Baghdad had electricity before the war.

5.6 – the average number of hours per day in which homes in Baghdad have electricity now. 10.9 - the average number in the rest of the country.

0 – the number of Weapons of Mass Destruction found by coalition forces inside Iraq.

THE GOVERNMENT earlier officially published it’s €39.43bn programme for capital expenditure and investment over the next six years.

The 131-page document (PDF link) is heavy reading – so here’s our handy takeaway stats.

  • Every €1m of investment is expected to generate between 8 and 12 jobs – meaning the entire investment will create between 315,000 and 475,000 posts over six years
  • The Department of Transport will get the lion’s share of the fund with €12.17bn – or about 32.3% – of the investment.
  • The Deprtment of Environment, Heritage and Local Government also does well, with €8.5bn (22.7%) of the cash.
  • The other departments to do well are:
    • Education and Skills (€4.2bn / 11.2%),
    • Enterprise, Trade and Innovation (€3.79bn / 10.0%)
    • Health & Children (€2.89bn / 2.2%).
  • The transport projects being prioritised are the ‘Major Inter Urban-Routes’ – motorways between Dublin and Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford, the N11 and the Atlantic Route Corridor
  • The Metro North is saved, as is the Luas Interconnector route – the report says they were an important part of the Programme for Government
  • The Dublin-Navan rail link and the Western Rail Corridor, connecting Tuam to Claremorris, are on hold
  • In health, the priorities include a new children’s hospital, a new cardiac and renal unit in Cork, and the redevelopment of the Mater
  • In education, €3bn will do on upgrading primary and secondary schools, with €650 in third level
  • Tender values are about 30% down on their peak, meaning that the money will go further than it would have a few years ago

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