Morning Ireland News Quiz

Q.1
Peter Mathews has resigned from Fine Gael. He says he'll stand in Dublin South in the next election. If he does, he will be:

petermathews

Q.2
As federal offices in the US remain closed amid a budget standoff, a much bigger problem - a potential debt default - looms. Some economists are urging the US Government to avail of a technicality which allows it to mint a trillion-dollar-coin made of which metal?

ellisisland

Q.3
One of the teachers' unions has begun industrial action which mostly affects activities outside of teaching hours. Which union is it?

school

Q.4
A new Irish record of €2.85m was set at Goffs this week for the sale of a one-year-old horse. The previous record price of 3.1m guineas was set by a colt sired by which famous horse?

goffs

Q.5
The best-known film based on a novel by the writer Tom Clancy, who died this week, featured a Russian submarine called:

tomclancy

Q.6
Clare heartthrob hurler Shane O'Donnell had to be escorted from a GAA clubhouse due to high numbers of screaming fans this week. Where did the incident occur?

shaneodonnell

Q.7
Footballer Kevin Walker has made it to the final stages of Sweden's version of X-Factor. The 24 year old was born and raised in Sweden but is a frequent visitor to Ireland which is home to his dad Patrick. Which county is his father originally from?

kevinwalker