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Charles Haughey was back in the news this week. But what implement was claimed to have stopped him attending a Budget announcement?
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An Iron Bar
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A Baseball Bat

A Pool Cue
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A Golf Club
Which actor gave an impassioned speech on feminism to the UN on Monday?
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Emma Roberts
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Emma Stone

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Emma Watson
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Emma Thompson
Honest workers at Panda Waste went to great efforts to return a sum of cash to its owner. How much did they find?

On Tuesday, our Daragh Brophy tucked into locusts at the National Ploughing Championships. But where were the championships held?

€80 million in cocaine was seized on Tuesday, but which organisation was NOT involved?
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An Garda Síochána
Naval Service

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Customs and Revenue
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Coast Guard
The Gleesons are getting together to put on a play. But which is not a member of the thespian clan?
The Walworth Farce

John McNulty, Fine Gael's Seanad by-election candidate was in the headlines this week, but what board was he appointed to (subsequently resigning from), causing such controversy?
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Irish Museum of Modern Art
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The National Museum

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The National Concert Hall
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The Hugh Lane Gallery
The LAPD actually had to tell people not to do what with their iPhone 6s this week?
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Call the police on Facetime
Sell the phone for drug money

Microwave the phone
Throw the phone at passers-by
Back to ex-Taoisigh. Which one was sleeping rough (for charity) last night?
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Bertie Ahern
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John Bruton

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Liam Cosgrave
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Brian Cowen
Which world leader was reported to have been absent from the world stage for over three weeks on Friday?
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Barack Obama
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Angela Merkel

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Kim Jong-Un
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Francois Hollande
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