Monday Quiz 23 – Fair City, Bad Taste Whiskey

November 26, 2007 at 12:01 am Leave a comment

On this week last year (November 26 to December 2, 2006):

  • Fair City aired its 2,000th episode. When was the first episode shown, and who were the five cast members who had been in the show from the start?
  • Fine Gael complained that a marketing campaign for Irish whiskey was in bad taste. What was the brand?
  • What Irish connection did the final of the Australian Idol talent show have?
  • It was revealed that how many voters had been wrongly deleted from the Electoral Register?
  • The Government introduced a bill to fund the running of the Oireachtas for the next three years. Would this cost (a) €50 million; (b) €150 million; (c) €190 million; or (d) all three added together?

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Answers

  • The first show was on September 18, 1989. The ever-present cast members were Jim Bartley (Bella Doyle); Tony Tormey (Paul Brennan); Sarah McDowell (Suzanne Doyle), Tom Jordan (Charlie Kelly) and Pat Nolan (Barry O’Hanlon).
  • Michael Collins whiskey, marketed by a US firm. The label included a picture of Collins, and a copy of his signature from the 1921 Treaty.
  • Kildare pharmacist Damien Leith won the competition. His prize was a recording contract worth Aus$1 million.
  • Up to 170,000.
  • Yep, it’s (d). They put aside almost €400 million to run the Oireachtas for three years.
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