Monday Quiz 28 – School Bullies and Irish Hold-Up

December 31, 2007 at 12:01 am Leave a comment

On this week last year (December 31, 2006 to January 6, 2007):

  • What was unusual about a report in which 40% of those questioned said they were bullied in Irish schools?
  • Why was the adoption of Irish as an official working language of the European Union delayed?
  • How many smuggled cigarettes did Irish customs officers seize in 2006?
  • Why was a pub in Cork, the Joshua Tree, fined €4,000?
  • In a radio interview, Richie Ryan said that his former Ministerial colleague Paddy Donegan was drunk in 1976 when he caused the President of Ireland to resign by calling him a ‘thundering disgrace’. Later reports suggested that Donegan had actually been more explicit. What might he have called the President?

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Answers

  • It was 40% of teachers who said they were being bullied at school, in an INTO survey of 1,200 members.
  • Because the Government had failed to recruit enough translators and interpreters. They were supposed to employ between twenty and thirty, but only managed to recruit five despite advertsiing the posts twice at pay of €300 per day or €90,000 a year.
  • Over 50 million.
  • For allowing customers to smoke indoors.
  • ‘A thundering bollocks and a fucking disgrace’.
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