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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C
# reeling in the year
Quiz: How well do you remember 2019?
Before we move forward, let’s look back.

CAST YOUR MIND back on the year that was and see if you can remember these stories from the past twelve months. 

In January, veteran broadcaster Larry Gogan left RTÉ's 2FM after spending how long at the station?
Photocall Ireland!
50 years
40 years

30 years
Just a minute
The new National Children's Hospital dominated headlines in February when it emerged the cost of the project had risen to what?
eah Farrell/
€6.66 billion
€2.13 billion

€3.455 billion
€1.433 billion
Government officials were left surprised when an Irish sports star arrived to march in the St Patrick’s Day parade in Chicago alongside the Taoiseach. Who was it?
Niall Carson/PA Wire/PA Images
Sonia O'Sullivan
Conor McGregor

Katie Taylor
Rory McIlroy
In April, what did scientists snap the first image of?
PA Images
The earth's core
A black hole

A doughnut in space
This author's soul
In May, Ireland voted in favour of changing references to divorce in the Constitution. What percentage voted yes?
PA Images

In June, Donald Trump became the 7th US President to visit Ireland, the first being JFK in 1963. Which President below has never had the honour?
Liam McBurney/PA Wire/PA Images
Richard Nixon
George H W Bush

George W Bush
Ronald Reagan
July 2019 was the earth's hottest month on record. By how much was it marginally warmer than the previous record-hot month, July 2016.
Gao Jing/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images
0.04 degrees Celsius
1 degree Celsius

0.4 degrees Celsius
0.01 degrees Celsius
In August, there was a global outcry after fires ravaged swathes of the Amazon. What percentage of our planet's oxygen does the rainforest produce?

Millions of people signed up for a 'Storm Area 51' event in the US, but how many people managed to break into the highly secure military base when the event went ahead in September?
Gene Blevins/Zuma Press/PA Images
2 million

A storm battered Ireland in October, what was it called?
Brian Lawless/PA Wire/PA Images

In November, swing-gate TD Maria Bailey was deselected as the general election candidate for Dún Laoghaire. She was dealt a further blow when the press statement she issued that night was ridiculed for her font choice. What was it?
Comic Sans

And finally, the UK general election this month saw Boris Johnson secure the biggest majority for the Conservative party since who was at its helm?
Margaret Thatcher
David Cameron

John Major
Theresa May
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