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Quiz: How much do you know about former coalition governments?

Test your knowledge with this quiz on former coalitions.

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ALMOST FIVE MONTHS on from the 2020 general election, a new government may finally take the reins of the country in the coming days.

The question remains over how a coalition between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party will work and whether it can last the full five-year term.

With that in mind, try your best with this coalition-themed quiz. 

The first Irish coalition was a makeshift government made up of Fine Gael, the Labour Party, Clann na Poblachta, Clann na Talmhan, the National Labour Party and an independent. In what year was it formed?

Who was the leader of Fianna Fáil when the party entered into its first coalition?
Albert Reynolds
Bertie Ahern

Jack Lynch
Charles Haughey
How many times have Labour and Fine Gael entered into a two-party coalition together?
2 times
4 times

5 times
6 times
How many days was it between the 2016 general election, and the reelection of Enda Kenny as Taoiseach?
45 days
53 days

60 days
70 days
How many years was Bertie Ahern Taoiseach for?
9 years
10 years

11 years
12 years
The only time a Labour TD held the Finance ministry was during the Rainbow coalition between Fine Gael, Labour and Democratic Left. Who was that Finance Minister?
Brendan Howlin
Ruairi Quinn

Micheal D Higgins
Dick Spring
The 1997 coalition between Fianna Fáil and the Progressive Democrats was a ______ government
In what year was the Progressive Democrats dissolved?

Which coalition government had the biggest majority?
Fine Gael - Labour (2011)
Fianna Fáil - Progressive Democrats - Greens (2007)

Rainbow Coalition (1994)
Fine Gael - Labour (1981)
Who was the first Fine Gael leader to be elected as Taoiseach for two consecutive terms?
Liam Cosgrave
John Bruton

Enda Kenny
Garret FitzGerald
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