Monday Quiz 34 – Political Assaults and Kidnaps

February 11, 2008 at 12:01 am Leave a comment

On this week last year (February 11 to February 17, 2007):

  • What General Election candidate started his campaign by appearing in court charged with assault and threatening or abusive behaviour?
  • What political party made an emotional start to its General Election campaign?
  • How much interest would an Irish borrower pay on a €500 loan from a legally registered moneylender, compared to a building society?
  • Who described what as ‘a kind of Celtic celebration of the eastern European revolutions and their eventual outcome, including the presence in Ireland of thousands of beautiful Polish, Czech, Slovakian and Latvian women’?
  • What was unusual about a kidnap attempt that the police foiled in Tallaght?

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Answers

  • Councillor Mattie McGrath, a Fianna Fail candidate in Tipperary.
  • The Labour Party, whose campaign slogan was ‘But, are you happy?’
  • The average legally registered moneylender would charge €150 interest, while a building society would charge about €12.50.
  • It was John Waters describing his song ‘They Can’t Stop the Spring’, which won the competition to be Ireland’s entry in the Eurovision Song Contest.
  • It was a fake kidnap, set up by the supposed victim to extort €50,000 from his own father.
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