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Quiz: How well do you know Ireland's government ministers?

Were you paying attention?

TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR carried out a mini-reshuffle of his Cabinet this week following the resignation of Denis Naughten as Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

Do you still know who occupies the powerful positions and how well do you remember who called the shots in days gone by?

What job did Joe McHugh get this week?
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Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Minister for Education
Minister for Education and Skills
According to the constitution, what’s the maximum number of ministers allowed in the cabinet?
12
15

18
20
When’s the last time a government was formed with less than the maximum?
2008
2002

1992
1966
Which of the following jobs never existed in an Irish cabinet?
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs
Minister for Science, Research and Innovation

Minister for Transport and Power
Minister for Lands
Who never served as health minister?
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Éamon de Valera
John Bruton

Charles Haughey
Michael Noonan
The Labour Party has only had one Minister for Finance. Who was it?
Barry Desmond
Ruairi Quinn

Eamon Gilmore
Dick Spring
Which job has Taoiseach Leo Varadkar never held?
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Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport
Minister for Social Protection

Minister for Defence
Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government
Who is the current Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
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Michael Creed
Heather Humphreys

Michael Ring
Regina Doherty
Who is Ireland’s longest serving health minister?
Seán T O’Kelly
Seán MacEntee

Mary Harney
Brendan Corish
How many Ministers of State are there currently?
5
11

15
19
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
You're destined for great things!
Demand nothing less than Finance or Foreign Affairs.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You know your stuff!
A few smart moves and you could end up in the corridors of power one day.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You're winging it!
You'd want to brush up or your constituents will start asking questions.
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