Morning Ireland News Quiz
Enda Kenny went to this week’s EU summit to seek implementation of a promise:
To examine the conditions of the EU contribution to Ireland’s bailout
To examine Ireland’s financial sector with a view to making it more sustainable
To do something to help Ireland sometime, if possible, maybe (if the Germans agree)
On Wednesday night, the FAI announced that Giovanni Trapattoni would be staying on as Ireland manager. What did former manager Eoin Hand identify as the biggest problem with Trap's management style?
He couldn't communicate well enough in English
He never attended games in the UK
He fought too much with his players
Fianna Fáil made headlines by coming in second place (21 per cent) in Thursday’s Irish Times/IpsosMRBI opinion poll. When was the party’s Irish Times poll rating last above 20 per cent?
In September 2010, a few weeks before the EU/IMF bailout began
In May 2009, just before local and European election in which Fianna Fáil took a severe hammering
In June 2008, just after Brian Cowen took over as Taoiseach
Eight Fine Gael TDs penned an article in the Irish Examiner questioning the Government's position on the Croke Park Agreement. Which of these deputies was not on the list?
This week, we heard that 10 per cent of Irish people live in food poverty. The Society of St Vincent de Paul told us about a child's excitement when her family received a box of food containing:
A bar of chocolate
A packet of porridge
A bag of crisps
Hilary Mantel this week became the first woman to win the Man Booker prize twice. She won the 2012 award for her book Bring Up the Bodies. What was the name of the book which first won her the Booker?