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# Political Animals
QUIZ: Who really thinks there is no alternative? Test your knowledge of the week...
… in which the Dáil sat for just a day and a half…

1. Former president Mary McAleese came out in favour of same-sex marriage in a significant campaign intervention on Monday. But who was she speaking to?
Sean O'Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1
Pat Kenny on Newstalk

Matt Cooper on Today FM
George Hook on Newstalk
2. Proposed reforms to the Seanad were revealed this week, but how many seats are there currently in the upper house?

3. Ruairi Quinn said there is no alternative to the current coalition government, but what was his logic?
Irish people aren't prepared to elect Sinn Féin to government or return Fianna Fáil
All the opposition parties have no credible policies

Sinn Féin are transfer toxic and Fianna Fáil are not coherent in opposition
Sinn Féin are dangerous and Fianna Fáil are rudderless
4. Some Fine Gael and Labour TDs will now be taking part in the Vincent Browne debates. Which pair of Fine Gael deputies participated in Monday's debate?
Jerry Buttimer and Simon Coveney
Bernard Durkan and Anthony Lawlor

Brian Walsh and Sean Kyne
Tom Barry and David Stanton
5. Which of the four main parties is not taking a position on the referendum to reduce the minimum age of presidential candidates?
Fine Gael
Fianna Fáil

Sinn Féin
6. Fianna Fáil will be launching what next Tuesday?
Its Ard Fheis programme
Its health policy

Its general election campaign
Its same-sex marriage referendum campaign
7. Labour senator Lorraine Higgins published plans to make cyberbullying and sending online threats a criminal offence. Under the bill, what's the maximum potential prison term?
One year in jail
Two years in jail

Six months in jail
Four years in jail
8. Brian Cowen is due to appear before the banking inquiry when?

9. Which of these four TDs is NOT taking part in the TV3 'Dáil on the Dole' series?
Catherine Byrne
Catherine Murphy

Joanna Tuffy
Willie O'Dea
10. Fianna Fáil want to increase the minimum wage to €9.20. But what did they cut it to when in government?

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