EVERY WEEK, TheJournal.ie offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.
2: The number of beaches in Dublin issued with do not swim notices this week.
236 million: The number of journeys on public transport taken in Ireland last year.
$758 million: The amount of money one lucky player won on the US Powerball jackpot this week.
11: The number of minutes of mindfulness it takes to make heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, according to a study.
92: The number of on-duty ambulances involved in road incidents so far this year.
29,688: The number of people waiting on a first-time consultancy in Ireland.
€6,800: The amount worth of smuggled alcohol seized by Revenue at Dublin Port on Tuesday.
€1,707: The average rental price in Dublin now per month, according to the latest Daft report.
21,000: The number of mice used in experiments in Trinity College Dublin, prompting criticism this week.