Monday Quiz 22 – Cannabis and Cats in Court

November 19, 2007 at 1:19 am Leave a comment

On this week last year (November 19 to November 25, 2006):

  • Ireland was the only country in Europe where schoolgirls were greater cannabis users than schoolboys. But what were the figures?
  • Why did Linda Martin fear that Pat Kenny might be attacked with a knife, live on air, on the Late Late Show?
  • Why did the High Court order John Gill from Clare to remove material from his website, or else face up to four years in jail?
  • How did the judge react when one of Mr Gill’s supporters snorted, and told the judge that ‘the cat’ had made the noise?
  • Why did two dyslexic leaving certificate students win a case against the Department of Education at the Equality Tribunal?

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Answers

  • Between 1999 and 2003, there was a 10% rise in lifetime cannabis use among Irish schoolgirls (to 39%), compared to a 3% rise in schoolboys (38%). in the last year, cannabis use remained the same for schoolboys (31%), but increased by 10% for schoolgirls (to 32%).
  • Because inventor Paul Stokes interrupted a live interview to tell Kenny, ‘You’re a censorer – Gay Byrne and you are insufferable arseholes.’
  • Because Jayne Maguire, a barrister, said that his website, rate-you-solicitor.com, contained defamatory material about her.
  • He fined the man €10,000 for contempt of court.
  • They took a discrimination case when their leaving certificates included a footnote that would alert anybody looking at the cert to their disability. They were each awarded €6,000. The Department said it would appeal the ruling.
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