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The CLR Political Quiz …………………… Number 66 February 14, 2014

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1. When was the last time there was a by-election for two seats in the same constituency?
2. Who captained the 1979 Irish Admirals Cup team ?
3. What Constituency is Kildare in for this years European Elections?
4. Which former TD wrote the book “Electroencephalograms on Irish Boxers” ?
5. What distinction do Noel Browne, Martin O’Donoghue and Kevin Boland have in common ?
6. In 1977 Frank Cluskey replaced Brendan Corish as leader of the Labour Party, who did he defeat in the Leadership contest?
7. Which former TD for a Dublin constituency had a father who had been Lord Mayor of Cork?
8. Which former TD was a winner of the All-Ireland championships with the Tulla Céilí Band as a fiddler?
9. Who succeeded Sean Doherty as Minister for Justice ?
10. Who is this?
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Answers to The CLR Political Quiz … Number 65
1. Jim Higgins
2. Michelle Mulherin
3. John Dunlop
4. Martin Lonergan
5. just Jerry Cowley
6. 1961
7. Flor O’Mahony
8. Two -Kevin Boland and Paddy Madigan (didn’t count Neil Blaney as he was IFF)
9. Finghin Kelly
10. Michael Begley

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1. Area man makes very public job application… | The Cedar Lounge Revolution - February 14, 2014

[…] Ah, for the heady days exemplified in Question 6 of today’s Political Quiz. […]

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2. LeftAtTheCross - February 14, 2014

6. Michael O’Leary?

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3. Clive Sullish - February 14, 2014

10. Noel Davern
8. Dr Bill Loughnane
6. Michael O’Leary, the b***oc**
5. Resignation from high office?

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irishelectionliterature - February 14, 2014

re answer no 5. incorrect

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Clive Sullish - February 14, 2014

“Incorrect’ or ‘Not the answer we’re looking for’? Surely all three did resign from high office amidst controversy.

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Clive Sullish - February 14, 2014

Oops! I read John O’Donoghue. Scarlet.

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Jolly Red Giant - February 15, 2014

No. 5 – all three were appointed ministers their first day in the Dail.

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4. sonofstan - February 14, 2014

7 Could 7 be Mick O’Leary as well? (wild guess – won’t google it)

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irishelectionliterature - February 14, 2014

Answer to 7 is not Michael O’Leary

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ar scáth a chéile - February 14, 2014

what is the etiquette on googling and the CLR political quiz?. I reckon its in order after a day or two when the first flush of ready answers is spent

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irishelectionliterature - February 15, 2014

I also try to make it as googleproof as I can, a pretty hard task!

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ar scáth a chéile - February 15, 2014

you’re doing well cos a lot of times the google search just gives you a link to the CLR Quiz question!

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irishelectionliterature - February 15, 2014

I rely mainly on books and old General Election result spreadsheets that I have rather than any online source.

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ar scáth a chéile - February 15, 2014

well it’s great fun IEL- even tho’ I can hardly ever answer them

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5. PaddyM - February 14, 2014

2. Hugh Coveney?
5. Appointed to Cabinet on their first day in the Dáil. (I think Alan Dukes might be in this category as well.)

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6. LeftAtTheCross - February 14, 2014

5. Browne and O’Donoghue were made Ministers on being elected for the first time, don’t know about Boland, maybe the same? The useless things one learns from reading Ruairi Quinn’s auto-biography!

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7. PaddyM - February 14, 2014

3. Kildare is in Midlands-North-West.

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8. PaddyM - February 14, 2014

4. I’ll go with the FG Hugh Byrne (there was a later, less obnoxious FFer of the same name) for this one.

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9. Jolly Red Giant - February 15, 2014

I’ll have a go –
1. I think it has only happened twice (on the same day) – Sligo-Leitrim and Dublin North in March 1925. A spate of resignations by C na nG TDs occurred over the Army Mutiny in 1924.
2. My guess is that it would have to be Hugh Coveney – he’s the only TD that would have been a noted sailor at the time.
3. Midlands – North-West
4. Don’t know – but I have a sneeky feeling that Paddy could be right
5. As above – for LatC – Boland was appointed Minister for Defence on his first day in the Dail. Paddy is also right about Dukes and Niamh Bhreathnach also was (and it depresses me that I knew that).
6. As Clive said – it was the b***oc**
7. No idea on this one – McSwiney’s daughter did marry Ruairi Brugha.
8. Clive is spot on again – Bill Loughnane
9. Michael Noonan
10. Noel Davern – the gobsh*te was related to my wife.

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Jolly Red Giant - February 15, 2014

By the way – I did know about the 1925 by-elections – I did google to find which constituencies.

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10. The CLR Political Quiz …………… Number 67 | The Cedar Lounge Revolution - February 21, 2014

[…] to The CLR Political Quiz ……. Number 66 1. Sligo-Leitrim and Dublin North in March 1925 2. Hugh Coveney 3. Midlands-North-West 4. FG Hugh […]

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