Politics by numbers

Pat Leahy looks at the numbers that will shape the next 12 months of our lives.

1st January, 2005

Pat Leahy looks at the numbers that will shape the next 12 months of our lives.

€43,577,738,000: The amount of money the government will spend running the country this year. That's about €120 million a day.

1,875,500: The number of people at work in Ireland, an increase of almost half a million jobs in ten years, or 700,000 since 1983.

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