CLR Political Quiz …Number 1. The Answers September 14, 2012Posted by irishelectionliterature in CLR Political Quiz.
1. Former Labour Party Politican David Thornley died in 1978, what political party was he a member of then ?
The Socialist Labour Party
2. In 1992 ‘Group 84′ was established in the Dail, who or what were they ?
It was a group made up of the 20 women TDs to lobby on issues deemed important by women
3. A group called ‘New Agenda’ became which Political Party?
4. Who was the only Labour member of the Oireachtas to join the Progressive Democrats after their formation ?
There were in fact two Helena McAuliffe Ennis and Timmy Conway
5. How Many Workers Party Councillors were elected to Dublin Corporation in the 1985 Local Elections ?
Six ( Tomas MacGiolla, Andy Smith, Eamonn O’Brien,Proinsias De Rossa, Eric Byrne and Pat McCartan)
6. What Political Party had its address as 36 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1?
The Natural law Party
7. How many DSP councillors were elected in Limerick in the 1985 Local Elections?
bonus….(Before they joined up with Labour one of the councillors joined which party?)
Three (Jim Kemmy, Jan O’Sullivan and Tim O’Driscoll)
Tim O’Driscoll (I think he was related to Des O’Malley) later joined the Progressive Democrats and then Fianna Fail
8. Which of the following singers never stood for Fianna Fail? Dickie Rock, Sonny Knowles, Big Tom and TR Dallas.
Dickie Rock and Big Tom (Tom McBride).
Sonnny Knowles stood for Fianna Fail in the 1985 Local Elections in Terenure polling 724 votes
Tom Allen (TR Dallas) was elected to Westmeath county Council in 1999 and still holds a council seat. His Profile on the FF website.
9.What is the name of the individual in Democratic Left who contested the Dublin North East seat in 1997?
Anthony Creevey (his 1997 Leaflet here)
10. Can anyone remember what party or parties that individual joined subsequently?
Labour and Fianna Fail
(bonus – Can anyone name what party or parties he was elected to subsequently?)
Labour 1999 in Artane and Fianna Fail 2004 to Naas Town Council