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QUIZ: How well do you remember the week in politics?

In which Seán Barrett saved his job, Alan Shatter came back to haunt the government and the Dáil debated abortion (again)…

1. Which of these Fine Gael councillors caused controversy this week for describing homelessness as a "buzz issue"?
Keith Redmond
Kate O'Connell

Kieran Binchy
Paddy Smyth
2. There was a lot of confusion over the Irish Water 'deadline' this week. If you hadn't registered by the Monday midnight deadline are you still entitled to the €100 water conservation grant?
Yes
No
3. Which of these eagle-eyed councillors spotted that the light on top of O'Connell Street's Spire has been broken since October?
Chris Andrews
Christy Burke

Frank Kennedy
Noel Rock
4. Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett averted a potential no confidence motion after he withdrew a claim that opposition parties were out to undermine him. But where did he make the original comments?
RTÉ Radio One
RTÉ's Six One News

Newstalk
In the Dáil
5. Correspondence between the Department of the Taoiseach and Alan Shatter's solicitors was released this week. What's the name of the legal firm representing the former minister?
Shatter Solicitors
Gallagher and Shatter Solicitors

Shatter, Shatter and Sweeney Solicitors
Gallagher Shatter Solicitors
6. Professor Bill Black gave some interesting testimony before the banking inquiry. But who was the other witness to appear before the Oireachtas committee this week?
Marian Navas
Mario Gomes

Mariano Navas
Mario Nava
7. Irish Water comes under the remit of the Public Accounts Committee. True or False?
True
False
8. Michael Noonan said that what was finally over this week?
Austerity
The Kardashians

The recession
The use of the word 'shade'
9. The Jack and Jill Foundation's Jonathan Irwin said what about Lucinda Creighton this week?
That he can't stand her
That he admires her

That he wants to join her new party
That he thinks she should rejoin Fine Gael and be in government
10. Which of these Labour TDs was the only one to speak during Friday's debate on abortion?
Ciara Conway
Joanna Tuffy

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
John Lyons
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
You're Dick Spring
The three-time Tánaiste who led the Labour party through the 80s and early 90s. Distinguished and a great 'tache too.
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You scored out of !
You're Brian Lenihan sr
As Tanaiste in the late 80s you kept Charlie in check (sort of) and served the country with great distinction. Pity about that presidential run though...
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You scored out of !
You're Mary Harney
You were Tánaiste for nine years but you divided opinion and weren't always that popular.
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You scored out of !
You're Eamon Gilmore
As Tánaiste you led your party into government with its largest number of seats ever, but then it all went pear-shaped.
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You scored out of !
You're Mary Coughlan
You just weren't up to the job of Tánaiste.
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