Monday Quiz 15 – Irish Flower Beds, Inciting Hatred

October 1, 2007 at 12:01 am Leave a comment

On this week last year (October 1 to October 7, 2006):

  • Why did two Unionist politicians complain that a flower-bed in Craigavon was flaunting Irishness and wiping out Britishness?
  • Why did Seanad Leader Mary O’Rourke accuse PJ Stone, General Secretary of the Garda Representative Association, of incitement to hatred?
  • The lobbyist Frank Dunlop told the Mahon tribunal that he had bribed politicians on how many occasions?
  • The Criminal Assets Bureau announced its biggest ever settlement. How much did Dylan Creavan, a 31-year-old Clare businessman, give them?
  • What Irish politician was conferred with an honorary Doctorate of Laws in a ceremony at Dublin Castle, just across the courtyard from the Tribunals?

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Answers

  • Because the flower bed had a white centre, a yellow perimeter, and a green plant in the centre which had a white bud, a green stem and yellow leaves.
  • Stone had said that the new Garda Reserve Force would be despised and hated like a Garda support body established under emergency powers in 1939.
  • Dunlop said he had bribed politicians on 250 occasions.
  • Creavan, now based in London, gave the CAB and its British equivalent €26.5 million, plus a villa in Marbella in Spain, plus four racehorses, one of which (Latino Magic) had won the Galway Hurdle in 2005.
  • Bertie Ahern, of course.
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