Monday Quiz 3 – Irish Bishops and Millionaires

July 9, 2007 at 12:01 am Leave a comment

On this week last year (July 9 to July 15, 2006):

  • What world-famous entertainment complex was forced to close down after operating for less than six months in Dublin?
  • The Limerick to Dublin train was delayed by 20 minutes for what unusual reason?
  • It was revealed that the Irish Catholic Bishops had authorised doing what in 1945?
  • According to a banking report, what was the average wealth per person in Ireland?
  • Which well-known Irish institution decided to illegally retain a temporary car park on its lawn, defying the planning laws?

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Answers

  • Stringfellows lap dancing club on Parnell Street.
  • A naked man was standing on the railway, blocking the line, just outside Colbert Station in Limerick. The Gardaí eventually removed him.
  • They had authorised the setting up of a ‘House for Clergy Under Correction’ in Waterford, where the inmates would be ‘priests who through their own fault have rendered themselves unfit for missionary or other priestly work’. The Bishops also agreed to hide its purpose by giving it ‘a name which will not have a defamatory connotation’, either either St Joseph’s Home for Priests or St Joseph’s Convalescent Home for Priests.
  • Total Irish wealth was almost €700bn – that’s €150,000 for every person. If you count the value of houses, Ireland had up to 100,000 millionaires. 30,000 Irish people had over €1m in cash and liquid assets.
  • The Oireachtas Commission, which consists of the TDs and Senators who run the Dáil complex. They voted to retain the illegal car park while noting that: ‘The current temporary car park is in contravention of the Part IX planning process which required the lawn to be reinstated following completion of the Leinster House 2000 works.’
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