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Politics

When was the first recorded Irish parliament?

1264

Which Mary became Irish president in 1991?

Robinson

How many women presidents were there before her?

None

What is the minimum age allowed for an Irish president?

35 years

Which supreme Court judge resigned during 1999 as a result of the "Sheedy Affair"?

Hugh O'Flaherty

In which 'season' was there a Rising in 1916?

Easter

What does the R stand for in RUC?

Royal

What day of the week was the 'Bloody' 30th of January 1972?

Sunday

Which David was elected Northern Ireland First Minister in 1998?

Trimble

Which Seamus was his deputy?

Mallon

Which Peter resigned as Northern Ireland Secretary over a 'sleaze' scandal?

Mandelson

Who was the head of the Patten Commission?

Chris Patten

The Irish Free State was known as which part of Ireland?

Southern Ireland

Which British group of nations did Ireland leave in 1949?

Commonwealth

Which London Street was the name of a declaration during the peace process?

Downing Street

What nationality was George Mitchell whose Mitchell Principles were part of the peace negotiations?

American

Which Easter holy day was the name of an Agreement during the peace process?

Good Friday

In which decade did Ireland join the EC?

1970s

Which Irishman John brokered the Downing Street Declaration?

Hume

On putting his name to the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, who said 'I have signed my own death warrant'?

Michael Collins

Which Nobel prize did John Hume and David Trimble jointly win?

Peace

How long is a presidential term in Ireland?

7 years

How many consecutive terms may an Irish President serve?

2

Which Mary became president in 1997?

McAleese