The Numbers


$580m: Size of last Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot, the second-largest lottery prize
ever in the US

€370m: The cost of the new Luas line, which will link the two existing lines and continue north to Broombridge

324,500: The number of people out of work at the end of September, according to the CSO’s Quarterly National Household Survey

8.1%: The year-on-year decline  in house prices across the State, according to the Residential Property Price Index

53%: Percentage of Irish people who are in favour of same sex marriage, according to an Ipsos MRBI poll

18: Number of European leaders who will attend the ceremony awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to the EU