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Test your memory in the bumper quiz of the year

How much can you remember?

IT’S BEEN A long year, but we got through it.

How much can you remember? Test yourself in the bumper quiz of 2014.

1. What was the "name" of the superstorm that battered Ireland in early January?
Michelle
Christine

Orla
Aoife
2. Who announced that they would be banning fake eyelashes, make up and false tan in January?
Leinster House
An Garda Síochána

The Irish Dancing Commission
The National Symphony Orchestra
3. What did Belgium legalise in February?
Euthanasia
Cannabis

Prostitution
Same-sex marriage
4. The Donald was in Ireland in February. But which resort did he buy?
Castlemartyr
Castle Leslie

Doonbeg
Cashel
5. These words belong to which account's first attempt at tweeting in Irish?
Joe McHugh
Brian O'Driscoll

The British Monarchy
The DUP
6. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine spilled over in March over which region?
Donetsk
Kiev

Luhansk
Crimea
7. Which notorious Irish former crime boss was shot in March?
PA Wire
John Gilligan
Gerry "The Monk" Hutch

Martin "The Viper" Foley
Whitey Bulger
8. What reason did Martin Callinan give for leaving the post of Garda Commissioner?
He was fired
He quit

He retired
He was asked to leave
9. What was the flight number of the Malaysia Airlines flight which disappeared in March?
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17
240

181
370
10. The #BringBackOurGirls campaign was in response to the kidnapping of schoolgirls in which country?
Syria
Liberia

Uganda
Nigeria
11. Which of these places did President Michael D Higgins NOT visit on his trip to the UK?
Windsor Castle
PA Wire
The Royal Shakespeare Company

Nick Ansell/PA
The Tower of London
The House of Commons
12. The Catholic Church announced in April that they would make Pope John Paul II and which other Pope saints?
Czarek Sokolowski/AP/Press Association Images
Pope John XXIII
Pope Pius VII

Pope Victor III
Pope Urban
13. In May, the government appointed 36 new what?
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Judges
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Irish Water consultants

PA
Ministers
PA
Ambassadors
14. The Rosie Hackett Bridge opened for use in May. What did Rosie Hackett do?
Photocall Ireland
Trade unionist
Nurse

Politician
Journalist
15. The name Séan Guerin played a big role in whose political career in May?
Photocall Ireland
Lucinda Creighton
Photocall Ireland
Alan Shatter

Photocall Ireland
James Reilly
Photocall Ireland
Gerry Adams
16. How many sitting TDs were elected in the European elections in May?
Photocall Ireland
One
Two

Three
Four
17. "Brilliant idea. Superb combination and skill and violence." (sic) What were these tweeters talking about?
Inpho/James Crombie
Gaelic Football
Irish Politics

Inpho/Donal Farmer
Hurling
Inpho/Cathal Noonan
Conor McGregor
18. Germany won the World Cup, but who scored the winner?
PA Wire
Toni Kroos
Mesut Ozil

Lukas Podolski
Mario Gotze
19. Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was shot down in July. Where was it flying from?
Wikimedia
Brussels
Hamburg

Amsterdam
Berlin
20. Which of these was NOT suggested as a solution to the Garth Brooks debacle?
Matinee shows
Intervention by Barack Obama

Soundproofing Croke Park
Negotiations with the Mexican ambassador
21. Which hospital had to deal with not only flooding, but also an Ebola scare in August?
Photocall Ireland
University Hospital Limerick
Sligo General Hospital

Letterkenny General Hospital
Roscommon County Hospital
22. Barack Obama caused a Twitter storm by wearing a tan suit. But what was the serious press conference actually (mostly) about?
PA
Ukraine
Ebola

Immigration
Global warming
23. This man's bid for the Seanad dominated September's news cycle. But what's his name?
Tom McNulty
Frank McNulty

John McNulty
Jimmy McNulty
24. Phil Hogan was nominated as a European Commissioner. What's his portfolio?
Photocall Ireland
Finance
Environment

Community Affairs
Agriculture
25. Joan Burton wanted to know why water protesters had what?
Fancy jewellery
Designer handbags

PA Wire
Expensive phones
PA Wire
Money for cigarettes
26. A gunman attacked parliament in which Canadian city in October?
AP
Halifax
Ottawa

Toronto
Vancouver
27. Why were protesters boarding a train to Belfast in October?
Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
To protest water meters in the North
To demand the 6 counties back

To protest Irish abortion laws
To protest property taxes
28. The Rosetta spacecraft launched a probe onto a comet in November. What is the probe called?
ESA
Philae
Agilkia

Vega
Contour
29. The Tánaiste was kept in her car by water protesters, but in which part of Tallaght did it happen?
Paul Murphy
Killinarden
Fettercairn

Kilnamanagh
Jobstown
30. What was Bono's iconic "Tonight thank God it's them/ Instead of you" line changed to in the new Band Aid single?
AP
Tonight we're gonna make/ Some dreams come true
Tonight you're going to/ Give a pound or two

Tonight we're reaching out/ And touching you
Tonight's the night we act/ Like a crew
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
Top Dog!
You've remembered all of this year. Fair play!
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
Clever Cat!
You did really well. Take a well earned handful of Roses and bask in your cleverness.
Share your result:
DSPCA
You scored out of !
Well done, horse!
A thoroughly respectable outing.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
Seal of approval
You did ok. Thumbs up.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
What are ewe doing?!
Not great, was it?
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You scored out of !
Turtle-y awful
Have you been living inside your shell all year?
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You're no elephant
You forget. A lot.
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