Monday Quiz 36 – Gaybo Pics and Rugby Pranks

February 25, 2008 at 12:01 am Leave a comment

On this week last year (February 25 to Mar 2, 2007):

  • Why did former broadcaster Gay Byrne cause a stir when he posed for a photograph beside a TD who was launching his re-election campaign?
  • Why did former rugby star Peter Clohessy apologise to English and Irish rugby fans about an incident in his bar?
  • What imaginary group of people did Bertie Ahern accuse of betraying the best traditions of Irish republicanism?
  • What was unusual about Junior Health Minister Tim O’Malley’s announcement that he was going to close down a mental health facility in Cork?
  • Who did Bertie Ahern say would have to ‘wait his turn’ for extra staff?

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  • Because Byrne is chairman of the Road Safety Authority, and the TD was Jim McDaid, who was convicted of drink driving in 2005.
  • Because, when the British national anthem was being played before the Ireland versus England rugby game at Croke Park, one of his staff members had turned the volume down on the telly and played a Wolfe Tones song instead.
  • Aggressive secularists’ (whoever they may be).
  • The facility, Saint Kevins, had already been closed down five years previously.
  • The Director of Corporate Enforcement, who had complained that he did not have enough staff to investigate the substantial number of company executives suspected of corporate wrongdoing.

Entry filed under: Fun, Ireland, Monday Quiz.

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I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohemians football club in the 1970s.


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As mentioned above, if you like Irish football and/or cultural nostalgia, I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohs in the 1970s.

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