Ciarán Hancock’s Christmas Quiz: winners and answers

John Kelly wins two-night stay in Double Tree by Hilton hotel in central London

There was a big entry to the Christmas quiz and plenty of you got all the correct answers.

The winner is John Kelly from Rathfarnham in Dublin. Congratulations, you win a pair of flights from Dublin to London courtesy of Irish airline CityJet along with a two-night stay for two people in a Double Tree by Hilton hotel in central London from Amaris Hospitality.

The runner-up is Susan Maguire from Glenageary, Co Dublin, who wins six bottles of wine courtesy of Virgin Media, the leading provider of digital TV, broadband and phone services.

The participants' prize was won by Ciarán Harty from Caherdavin Lawn in Limerick who wins a 12-month premium digital subscription to The Irish Times.


Thank you all for taking the time to enter.


1. Clydesdale

2. Tim Cook;

3. Bahamas

4. Selfridges Groups owns Arnotts, Natrium Ltd owns Clerys

5. Stripe

6. Paddy Power

7. John & Patrick Collison

8. €508.5 million

9. Michael Noonan

10. All owned by John Malone

11. €1.36 billion

12. Orchard Thieves

13. Project Eagle

14. Tony Smurfit

15. €19 billion

16. a) Bob Etchingham, b) Gerry Mallon, c) Lucy Gaffney, d) Tony Hanway;

17. Alphabet

18. Martin Shanahan

19. Stena Line

20. He launched the Virgin Media brand in Ireland;

21. Dairymaster

22. $13 to $16

23. Avenue Capital Group

24. €182.82 billion

25. Valve

26. Square

27. €2 million

28. Actavo

29. David Drumm

30. Hammerson and Allianz Real Estate.

Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock is Business Editor of The Irish Times