Monday Quiz 4 – Binge Drinkers and Tab Dodgers

July 16, 2007 at 12:02 am Leave a comment

On this week last year (July 16 to July 22, 2006):

  • What unusual event did several Limerick businessmen host at Burns Cove in Kilkee Bay?
  • A Dublin man took his employers to court after he was fired. He had told his former boss at a gala dinner: ‘I want to get this off my chest. You’re a little bollox.’ What excuse did his barrister give to the court for his client saying this?
  • A report was published on the drinking habits of patients in James Connolly hospital in Dublin. How many of them were found to be binge drinkers, and how old was the average binge drinker?
  • Which well-known bar let it be known that some of its customers were slow in paying off their tab?
  • What endangered species was Green Party leader Trevor Sargent talking about when he said that it was ‘like a wild salmon swimming upriver against the odds’?

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Answers

  • A nude barbecue. Burns Cove is a male-only nude bathing beach, but this was the first nude barbecue to be held there. The men used to swim nude at the Third Pollack Hole on the other side of the bay, until women also started swimming there and the men moved to Burns Cove.
  • That ‘You’re a little bollox’ was used as a form of endearment in some parts of the country.
  • Four out of every ten patients were binge drinkers, which means drinking more than six units (around three pints) in one session. The average age of the binge drinkers was 47.
  • The Dáil bar in Leinster House, where some TDs and Senators were slow in paying for subsidised pints that cost only €3.70.
  • Trevor was talking about ‘Our indigenous language, An Ghaeilge’. He said that Irish was not only better than English at expressing place names and social values, but that it could also attract tourists and should be protected.
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