EVERY WEEK, TheJournal.ie offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.
4: The number of train stations that feature on the country’s new stamps.
2: The number of new books being released in the world of Harry Potter.
1.8 million: The number of new HIV infections in the year 2016, almost half the record of the 3.5 million in 1997.
19,752: The number of households on Dublin City Council’s social housing waiting list.
500,00: The number of passports issued in the first half of 2017.
€3.8 billion: The amount of money the Criminal Assets Bureau returned to the state last year.
75: The number of years a Swiss couple who disappeared in the Alps spent “perfectly preserved” in a glacier before being discovered.
£150: The amount of money a five-year-old girl was fined for selling four jugs of lemonade at the end of her London street.