Monday Quiz 18 – Binge Drinkers and Bangers
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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- 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.