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How well do you remember Budgets past? Take our quiz

Briefcases to CD-ROMs to USB sticks.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

TODAY IS THE Budget. You’ve probably noticed that already.

However, Ireland has had a fair few before today. This is not our first rodeo, so to speak.

With that in mind, we at TheJournal.ie wanted to test how well you knew your Budgets past, using our own political leader scale.

As always, there is no prize, so Googling the answers will only fuel your own self worth with meaningless accomplishment.

A tax on what item in the 1982 Budget brought down a government?
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Childrens' shoes
Shutterstock
School uniforms

John Wardell/Flickr
Bets on greyhound racing
Photocall Ireland
Bicycles
Taoiseach Jack Lynch made the Budget announcement in 1970, but who was the Finance Minister who wasn't there?
Neil Blayney
Brian Lenihan Sr

Erskine Childers
Charlie Haughey
1976 saw "the harshest Budget since the war". What nickname did it earn Finance Minister Richie Ryan?
The Minister for Poverty
The Minister for Hardship

The Minister for Austerity
The Minister for Inflation
Charlie McCreevy included which surprise measure in his Budget CD-ROM in 2004?
Photocall Ireland
The Bertie Bowl
E-voting machines

Decentralisation
SSIAs
In what year was the Budget first televised?
Screengrab
1989
1990

1991
1992
Who was the Junior Finance Minister who resigned over leaks in the run up to Budget 1995?
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Brendan Howlin
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Michael Noonan

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Eamon Gilmore
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Phil Hogan
How much did the controversial "wine tax" add to a 75cl bottle on wine?
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50 cent
€1

€1.50
€2
In 2010, Brian Lenihan declared: "Our plan is working..."
"We are coming back."
"We are fighting onwards."

"We are recovering."
"We have turned the corner."
Budget 2011 saw swingeing cuts across the board, but what was the minimum hourly wage cut by €1 to?
€6.35
€8.15

€7.65
€8.55
In what month was the emergency Budget in 2009?
January
February

March
April
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
You're the Finance Minister
You're the top man when it comes to Budget knowledge
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You're the Opposition Spokesperson
Not bad. There's always next year.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You're a backbencher
You have a decent knowledge, but can improve.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You weren't elected
And with good reason.
Share your result:

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