Christmas Quiz winners
ONE MORE THING: My Christmas Quiz last month attracted a large number of entries.
The various pictures tripped up most people, particularly those of developer Pat Doherty and Eircom chief Herb Hribar.
One wag thought Doherty might be Lord Lucan without the moustache.
Just one entry had all of the correct answers. Congratulations to Ray Gray in Dublin, who is better known to us all as the chief financial officer of the Dublin Airport Authority.
He has won return flights to London with British Airways and two nights at one of the Doyle Collection’s excellent four-star hotels in the city.
Thank you to all those who took the time to enter the quiz.
The answers were as follows: 1. 41.4 per cent; 2. Claridge’s, the Berkeley and Connaught hotels; 3. Margaret Hayes and Ray MacSharry; 4. IBRC/Anglo Irish Bank (Anglo: The Musical); 5. $1.5 billion; 6. British Sky Broadcasting Group or Sky; 7. David Duffy; 8. Eight return flights a day; 9. John Malone; 10. AIB, Bank of Ireland, CRH and Smurfit Kappa (Jefferson Smurfit); 11.€135.6 billion; 12. Kevin Toland; 13. Gleeson Group (Finches and Tipperary Water); 14. Emirates; 15. Gordon Brothers; 16. Eircom; 17. Donegal Creameries; 18. Nine weeks; 19. Richard Barrett; 20. 900; 21. Tony Fernandes; 22. Altrad Group; 23. Spring Energy Norway AS; 24. $340 million; 25. Sold by Gavin O’Reilly for €3 million to Colm Delves, the chief executive of Digicel, the mobile phone company owned by Denis O’Brien; 26. CAC; 27. £20 million; 28. Bloxham; 29. Facebook; 30. John Mullins; 31. SMBC Aviation Capital; 32. Fleetmatics; 33. Paul Connolly; 34. Larry Goodman; 35. The family home of Brian and Patricia O’Donnell; 36. Donal Buggy; 37. Fund manager at Franklin Templeton, which has built up a large holding in Irish bonds; 38. Daughter Natalya Coyle was 9th in modern pentathlon; 39. O2; 40. (a) Ryanair’s new non-executive director Julie O’Neill, (b) Pat Doherty of Harcourt Developments, (c) Jeremy Masding, CEO of Permanent TSB bank, and (d) Herb Hribar, CEO of Eircom.