Monday Quiz 6 – Cartoon TDs and Tax Avoiders

July 30, 2007 at 12:01 am Leave a comment

On this week last year (July 30 to August 5, 2006):

  • Which TD said that Donald Duck could retain his Dáil seat?
  • What desirable coastal property was Clare County Council planning to sell for up to €300,000?
  • The Broadcasting Complaints Commission upheld a complaint against Eamon Dunphy, and rejected a complaint against Gerry Ryan. What were the complaints about?
  • Why did an Irish equestrian team have its invite to a British dressage competition withdrawn?
  • What major Irish business was reported as having moved to Amsterdam for tax reasons?

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Answers

  • Dr Jim McDaid of Fianna Fail, who had been convicted of drink driving the previous year. He said that the people of Letterkenny would support any candidate from the town, including Donald Duck. Incidentally, McDaid did get re-elected.
  • An unused toilet block overlooking Lahinch Bay.
  • Eamon Dunphy had said that nurses in Limerick were dossing instead of working, and Gerry Ryan had said that Jesus was a Palestinian terrorist.
  • Because of an outbreak of swamp fever in Kildare and Meath.
  • U2, because the government was putting a cap on the amount of royalties that artists can make without being taxed on them.
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