Ciarán Hancock’s Christmas Quiz: the winners and answers

Kenya Quigley wins two-day visit for two to Irish Whiskey Academy at Midleton Distillery in Cork

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary and TV3 commercial director Pat Kiely at the filming of an ad for the airline in the station’s HD studio in Ballymount, Dublin, earlier this month. (See question 20.) Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary and TV3 commercial director Pat Kiely at the filming of an ad for the airline in the station’s HD studio in Ballymount, Dublin, earlier this month. (See question 20.) Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Mon, Jan 20, 2014, 01:00

There was a big entry to my Christmas quiz last month.

The winner is Mrs Kenya Quigley from Greystones in Co Wicklow. Congratulations, you win a two-day visit for two people to the Irish Whiskey Academy at Midleton Distillery in Cork, which is operated by Irish Distillers.

The participants’ prize was won by Sandra Murdiff of Walkinstown in Dublin. She wins a Nokia Lumia 625 Smartphone donated by Vodafone.

Thank you all for taking the time to enter.


ANSWERS:
1. Green REIT, Hibernia REIT, Falcon Oil & Gas, Mincon and GameAccount Network
2. Gas Networks Ireland and Irish Water
3. 1997
4. 15%
5. Appointed as chairman of the National Treasury Management Agency Advisory Committee
6. Philip Smith, Rory O’Connor and Peter Burke
7. Brown Thomas and Dunnes Stores
8. JD Wetherspoon
9. Allegations of fraud relating to UK government contracts
10. National Pensions Reserve Fund
11. $38 a share
12. Superquinn
13. It stopped publishing pictures of topless page 3 models
14. Dr Edmond Harty of Dairymaster
15. Pepper Asset Servicing
16. Contingent Convertible bonds
17. a - Cathal Friel, b - Ellvena Graham, c - Rose Hynes, and d - Sean Quinn junior
18. $31 million
19. Gleeson Group
20. TV3’s HD studio in Ballymount
21. All are clients of Gordon MRM
22. Thomas Byrne
23. Storyful
24. Copper Face Jacks
25. The Ritz-Carlton was rebranded as the Powerscourt Hotel
26. Connecticut
27. Tom Dunne
28. December 15th 2013
29. Connacht Gold
30. All sold by The Doyle Collection.