Monday Quiz 41 – Petrol, Pensions and Prisons

March 31, 2008 at 12:01 am Leave a comment

On this week last year (Mar 31 to Apr 6, 2007):

  • How much petrol could you buy for the same price as a litre of bottled water?
  • In a survey of teenagers in the midlands and north-east, what was the average age that they first got drunk? And how many said they had been drinking on at least six of the previous 30 days?
  • What was unusual about the decision that a former Circuit Court judge was to receive a lump sum payment from the State of €57,000, and an annual pension of €19,000?
  • Who arrived in Dublin and said: “I have to shake this man’s hand. I’ll give him a grip,” and who was he talking about?
  • What happened to former Fianna Fail Councillor, Michael Fahy, the day before he was due to begin a 12 month jail sentence for misappropriating funds from Galway County Council?

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  • Over two litres of petrol.
  • The average age was 13 or 14, and one teenager in five had been drinking at least six times in the past month.
  • It was former judge Brian Curtin, who had resigned after he had failed to stop a Dáil committee from investigating a case in which he had been charged with downloading child pornography, then the charges had been dismissed because the search warrant used was out of date.
  • Ian Paisley, who publicly shook hands with Bertie Ahern for the first time.
  • He was brought to hospital for a cardiac procedure.

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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