Monday Quiz 18 – Binge Drinkers and Bangers

October 22, 2007 at 12:42 am Leave a comment

On this week last year (October 22 to October 28, 2006):

  • According to an international study by psychologists, what category of Irish people were the worst binge drinkers in the world of their type?
  • How many owners of imported cars had not payed the proper Vehicle Registration Tax, and how much had they payed in fines because of this?
  • In Antrim Court a man was sentenced after admitting four counts of pretending to be someone else in order to cast postal votes. He was also being investigated for punching a news photographer. Who was he, and what was his occupation?
  • With many people illegally bringing Halloween fireworks into the State from Northern Ireland, what new powers did Custom Officers now have had to deal with the problem?
  • Why was Gaeltacht Minister Eamon O Cuiv in the news for making a stand against bilingualism?

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Answers

  • Female Irish college students. 57% of them were considered heavy drinkers. The next-highest percentage was Netherlands, where 34% of female college students were considered heaving drinkers.
  • One in five owners had failed to pay the proper rate of VRT, and between them they had paid fines of €500,000 so far that year.
  • He was Dessie Stewart, a former DUP Mayor of Coleraine.
  • They could confiscate cars if the owners were transporting fireworks.
  • He had changed the name of Dingle in Kerry to An Daingean, and the residents of Dingle had held a plebiscite saying that they wanted the town to be called Dingle / Daingean Uí Chúis. The Minister responded that it was illegal for a Gaeltacht placename to be bilngual.
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