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Reel in 2021 with the Irish Solar’s final quiz on news, sports, showbiz and politics from past three hundred and sixty five days

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IT’S been a rollercoaster year as Covid continued to dominate the unusual.

But there were other gargantuan moments that prompted the world to perk up and opt search.

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Prince Harry and Meghan MarkleCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty

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Legendary RTE broadcasterCredit score: Garrett White – The Solar

Rob our quiz and take into fable for these who bear in mind these memorable moments.


1) Which valuable Declare agency was once hit by a Ransomware cyber attack in Might?

2) Which terrorist community seized vitality in Afghanistan in August?

3) Which bank announced the company will withdraw from the Irish market?

4) A hearth broke out whereby standard dairy company’s plant in Tullamore in September?

5) Which company was once fined €4.1million after 16 individuals of workers benefitted from bond trades?

6) Which smartly-known chat blow their own horns host did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle grant a repeat-all interview to?

7) Which member of the British Royal household died in April?

8) The stays of murdered vlogger Gabby Petito were display in a national park whereby US impart?

9) Name the Kremlin critic who returned to Russia in January after convalescing in Germany ollowing his nerve agent poisoning?

10) In July, which cargo ship prompted havoc to global shipping by getting caught in the Suez Canal for six days?

11) What form of natural threat has hit Spain’s La Palma island for unprecedented of this year?

12) What did China negate families may well per chance well be allowed to attain from August to stem its falling population?

13) A gathering of which town council grew to change into an unlikely internet sensation when it descended into chaos, with councillors buying and selling insults and in the raze getting booted off the Zoom call?

14) What nation has launched a lifetime ban on smoking for someone born after 2008?

15) The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is believed to salvage originated whereby nation?

16) Liveline callers were up in arms over Hugh Wallace’s most modern TV blow their own horns about which roughly dwelling?

17) What teenage climate activist labelled the COP 26 event in Glasgow as a ‘failure’ and a ‘PR event’?

18) What was once the name of the storm that prompted faculties in loads of counties to shut for two days attributable to orange weather warnings?

19) Golf club individuals at Royal Dublin and Portmarnock voted to commerce what policy this year?

20) Which TV cleansing soap issued an apology to a ‘heartbroken’ priest after airing a controversial confession scene in April?

21) What’s the name of the unusual Irish Solar podcast?

22) The Division of Social Security dropped its scenario to the Recordsdata Security Commission’s ruling regarding the legality of what doc?

23) Name the RTE news feeble who bravely printed his battle with Motor Neurone Illness earlier this year?

24) Cork girl Margaret Buttimer was once jailed for Christmas for repeatedly failing to attain what?

25) What invoice was once lastly signed into guidelines this year following the Irish Solar’s Time to Act campaign?

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politics Who is the Danish footballer who suffered cardiac arrest while playing at Euro 2020?


Who is the Danish footballer who suffered cardiac arrest while playing at Euro 2020?Credit score: Social Media – Discuss with Source

1) Name the Danish footballer who suffered cardiac arrest while playing at Euro 2020.

2) Name the two rowers who claimed Olympic gold medals.

3) Olympic gold medallist Kellie Harrington is from what share of Dublin?

4) Which Irish rider performed two indispensable “firsts” Cheltenham?

5) Which Ireland goalkeeper saved a penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo in opposition to Portugal earlier this year?

6) By what receive did Ireland’s rugby crew beat Original Zealand on the Aviva Stadium in November?

7) What milestone birthday did Roy Keane celebrate this year?

8) Who did Steal Kearney play his final game of real rugby for?

9) How many medals did Ireland opt on the Olympic Video games?

10) Who was once the final Irish participant to claim a Champions League winners medal?

11) How many All-Ireland football finals salvage Mayo misplaced since their final title in 1951?

12) How many belts does undisputed light-weight boxer Katie Taylor for the time being reduction?

13) How many majors has Irish golfing hero Padraig Harrington received?

14) The build was once WWE sensation Becky Lynch born?

15) By what fable receive did Ireland ladies’s football crew nowadays beat Georgia?

16) And which Cork celeb bagged a hattrick in Tallaght?

17) How many fights has Conor McGregor received since Nov 12, 2016?

18) Ellen Keane received a Paralympics gold medal whereby event?

19) Which golf pro suffered a catastrophic car rupture in February?

20) Who did Emma Raducanu beat in the US Launch closing to decide on her first Mountainous Slam tournament on the age of 18?

21) Name the “quickest Paralympian on the planet” who scooped his sixth gold medal in Tokyo?

22) What nation will the boys in green face for essentially the most indispensable time in the upcoming Worldwide locations League?

23) What nationality is Max Verstappen, who received the 2021 Formula One world championship?

24) Which Premier League football club in England’s North East did I’m A Celeb… huge name David Ginola play for?

25) Who received the 2021 Immense Bowl?

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A nation singer huge name who offered out Croke Park exhibits for 2022Credit score: Garrett White – The Solar


1) Britney Spears’ conservatorship was once lastly terminated after how decades?

2) What nation singer did Dublin Metropolis Council approve five concert events for in 2022?

3) Which excessive profile US couple filed for divorce on February, 19, 2021, after nearly seven years of marriage?

4) What did Operation Transformation host Kathryn Thomas call the baby she welcomed in October?

5) Which showbands legend announced their retirement attributable to hearing loss in November?

6) What was once the name of the Alec 1st Earl 1st earl baldwin of bewdley of Bewdley-led production on which Halyna Hutchins died?

7) Which unprecedented-cherished Donegal crooner turned 60 in December?

8) Name the Sex and the Metropolis reboot that hit screens this month?

9) Which Right this moment time FM presenter hung up her mic after two years to exhaust more time with household?

10) Which US celeb couple disquieted their followers by reuniting 17 years after ending their excessive-profile engagement in 2004?

11) Which fable-breaking album grew to change into the quickest-selling of 2021 in its first week of start in November, with 261,000 gross sales in its first seven days?

12) Which couple received the 2021 series of Love Island?

13) In December, Barbados grew to change into a republic and declared which standard entertainer a national hero?

14) Which feeble Empire actor was once convicted of staging an anti-pleased, racist attack on himself after which lying to Chicago police about it?

15) Who instructed the 2021 Participants’s Selection awards: “I started off as a closet organiser and a stylist so the truth that I am a success a manner icon award is form of a ‘pinch me’ moment”?

16) Actor James Michael Tyler died in October. What persona did he play in sitcom Chums?

17) Which two individuals of Diminutive Mix gave birth within days of every other in August?

18) Women Aloud singer Sarah Harding died on the age of 39 in September. Which TV skill blow their own horns catapulted her to reputation in 2002?

19) Which celeb offered a reward for her stolen French bulldogs after her dog walker survived being shot in a robbery in Hollywood in February?

20) Name the feeble pirate radio jock and 2fm radio presenter who died in November?

21) Will Smith stars in King Richard as the daddy of which wearing siblings?

22) Name the Matt Damon flick, filmed here at some level of lockdown, which nowadays bombed on the box self-discipline of job?

23) Name the Peaky Blinders huge name who died after a secret cancer battle earlier this year?

24) Which diminutive boy from the Gradual Gradual toy blow their own horns in 2020 is starring in a brand unusual cartoon?

25) Which hit TV blow their own horns smartly-known its 25 year anniversary with a HBO special reuniting the solid?


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Name the British Effectively being Secretary who resigned after he was once caught on camera canoodling with workers.Credit score: Getty Photos – Getty

1) Which Irish political occasion leader was once investigated after leak of confidential paperwork touching on to a GP contract?

2) Who turned down an invitation to a service marking the centenary of Northern Ireland?

3) Who stepped down as leader of DUP and Northern Ireland’s First Minister?

4) Whose appointment as UN Special Envoy resulted in a row over cronyism?

5) Which Minister grew to change into essentially the most indispensable member of Cupboard in the history of the Declare to decide on maternity leave after she gave birth to her first child this year?

6) How unprecedented did the weekly pension and social welfare payments lengthen in this year’s funds?

7) Name the Fianna Fail rebellion TD who stop the occasion after months of calling for a commerce in leadership?

8) Name the No10 spokeswoman who resigned in December after she was once filmed joking about a Christmas occasion?

9) Who controversially referred to antigen checks for Covid-19 as “snake oil” earlier this year?

10) Which Government Minister volunteered as a vaccinator in a Dublin vaccine centre?

11) Which Minister instructed the nation to “ignore takeaway pints” at some level of the January lockdown?

12) Which Irish counties with ancestral ties to the US president smartly-known Joe Biden’s inauguration?

13) Which US Senator’s cosy attire on the inauguration resulted in him becoming a typical meme?

14) Name the feeble Northern Ireland secretary who died in October ragged 53?

15) Name the British Effectively being Secretary who resigned after he was once caught on camera canoodling with workers, opposite to Covid methods?

16) Which Irish TD is campaigning for the Lotto to lower the selection of balls and build the jackpot more winnable?

17) Name the German chancellor who resigned this month after 16 years in the raze self-discipline of job?

18) Why was once Joe Biden’s dog Main despatched away from the White Home in disgrace in March?

19) Name the Modern Democrats founder who died in July ragged 82?

20) Who received the Dublin Bay South by-election earlier this year?

21) Who was once criticised for singing ‘Tiochfaidh ar la-la-la’ in a Christma charity video?

22) Which td resigned their seat in the dail to pursue a occupation in global affairs?

23) With whom did TD Neale Richmond change into embroiled in a Twitter row over eire leaving the EU?

24) Sally Rooney refused to enable her e-book to be translated into which language in a gesture of improve for Palestine?

25) Who was once criticised for filming a video whereby they said “up the Ra”?

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