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Quiz: Can you guess what the Government minister is doing here?

Zany photocalls have produced some great pictures of ministers over the years.

BEING A GOVERNMENT minister has plenty of perks: a salary bump, extra profile, and even your own driver.

Of course, that all comes with a price. One a government minister’s less-rewarding jobs (unless you’re Shane Ross) is having to partake in zany photo shoots at launches for various government schemes and sponsored events.

These photocalls have produced some great pictures down the years – but can you guess what each Minister is launching here?

What was Shane Ross launching in this boat earlier this year?
Olympic funding for Canoeing Ireland
The National Sports Policy

Irish Water Safety's summer campaign
Himself, into Grand Canal Dock
Why was Katherine Zappone horsin' around at the Mansion House in 2017?
To highlight youth work
To launch an LGBTQ campaign

To celebrate Ireland's hat-making industry
To go to a rave being hosted by the Lord Mayor
Who was Simon Harris celebrating here at Dublin Castle?
The dogs of Ireland
Historical re-enactment societies

Ireland's unsung heroes
Himself, for being a good boy
Why are Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Richard Bruton getting down with the kids?
To launch a fund for young musicians
To launch a schools choirs competition

To launch an education action plan
Because the funk don't quit
Paschal Donohoe was the man behind the mask at a Dublin train station in 2014. Why?
He was opening a local paintball centre
He was launching a youth street art project

He was partaking in a recreation of the Blitz
He was auditioning for the role of Bane in a local Batman musical
Who did Eoghan Murphy get his kit off with for a swim last year?
The Australian Housing Minister
Labour's Brexit spokesperson

The Canadian Environment Minister
A Take Back the City activist
Heather Humphreys cooked up a storm to highlight the positive impact of which multinational on rural communities?

What were #fitfam buddies Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe launching together in 2016?
A local fitness centre
New equipment for the Dáil gym

A fitness programme for welfare recipients
An inter-party bike race
Frances Fitzgerald did not impress this baby at a launch for a study into what in 2013?
The benefits of creative education for young children
The effects of breastfeeding

Growing up in Ireland
Garda whistleblowing
Why are Richard Bruton, Simon Harris and Regina Doherty throwing food around here?
To promote healthy eating in Irish schools
To get Irish schoolchildren to eat their breakfast

To promote a mental health campaign for Irish schoolchildren
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