Brenda Donohue visits a hair salon to find out if the Blue Rinse is still popular, we've another mystery guest in our shower, and vet Andrew Byrne will help solve your pet problems...
It was favoured by Queen Elizabeth, and the Queen Mother, abused by Mrs Slocombe and became synonymous with ladies of a certain age - the blue rinse was once the hairstyle de rigeur for ladies of a certain vintage.
The blue rinse hairstyle became popular in the 1930s, and the rinse was a dilute hair dye designed to reduce the appearance of greying hair. When correctly applied, it left the wearer's hair with a distinctive silver-blue tinge.
Brenda has been checking out the popularity, or not of the blue rinse today, when she visited the D11 hair and beauty salon in Finglas shopping village...
The fabulous RTÉ Concert Orchestra regularly rehearse in Studio 1, just across the corridor from where we are here in Studio 7, and this afternoon, the most wonderful sound has come from Studio 1. The RTÉ Concert Orchestra are rehearsing for Hello Jerry! The Music Of Jerry Herman – a show that’s coming up at the National Concert Hall this Friday and Saturday.
Jerry Herman is one of the greatest living figures in American musical theatre. He composed Hello, Dolly!, Mame, La Cage Aux Folles, Mack & Mabel and more.
And to give you a flavour of what you can expect from the upcoming shows, we bring you a sneak preview of Put On Your Sunday Clothes from Hello, Dolly!, performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and conducted by John Wilson.
Hello Jerry! The Music Of Jerry Herman takes place at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd (both performances begin at 8pm). Tickets are still available, and range in price from €13 to €40. For more information, and to book tickets, click here.
The winner of MOONEY's Singing in the Shower competition will get a Voucher from TileStyle worth €2500.
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To enter, all you have to do is make an audio recording of yourself singing in the shower. (If you do this during your daily wash you will not waste water).
Send your audio recording, not to exceed one minute in duration, along with your name and contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send recordings of original compositions. Click here to read terms and conditions for RTÉ.ie and click here to read competition terms and conditions.
Entry to the competition confirms your acceptance of these terms and conditions.
The prize for Ireland's Best Singer in the Shower, as decided by our panel of judges, will be announced on Mooney. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Please note that if you submit a recording, RTÉ reserve the right to use this material as it sees fit in accordance with the terms and conditions for rté.ie.
Who is our mystery singer in Derek's shower today? It's June Rodgers!
For more information about June, visit www.junerodgers.net.
Imagine you’ve just eaten a packet of crisps ... yum yum yum! Or a bag of chips with lots of salt and vinegar! And you're licking your lips, and now you're thirsty. Well you can turn on the tap and have a glass of water, or head to the shop to buy something more 'flavoursome' to quench your thirst.
But what if you’re a dog or a cat or any household pet? Your liquid intake is governed by what your owner puts in your water-bowl.
But what’s the right amount? Can you give too much? What happens if pets dehydrate? And is it ok for dogs to drink from the toilet?!
Vet Andrew Byrne is here to talk about thirsty pets and to answer any pet questions you might have. You can text your question to 51551 or e-mail email@example.com.
We are organising a singles night out for our listeners who are over 35! The where and when is still being finalised, but if you are interested in joining in the fun, then send us an e-mail! Let us know your age, gender, and if you are single. You must be available to travel to the venue at your own expense. Please send your e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line 'Singles Night Out'. And keep listening for further information!
Earlier this year, we launched our competition to find Ireland's newest child star. The competition was open to boys and girls who were aged 10 years old or under. We asked you to record a piece that was no more than three minutes long, and e-mail it in to us.
The finalists, in no particular order, are:
- Hannah Kinsella (9 years old, from Lucan, Co. Dublin) with Pushover
- Nikki Brown (8 years old, from Saggart, Co. Dublin) with Colours Of The Wind
- Anna Lily Fox (6 years old, from Ballinalee, Co. Longford) with a Johnny Cash medley
- Laoise Farrell (9 years old, from Ogonnolloe. Co. Clare) with The Call
- Alannah Bermingham (10 years old, from Kilmacud, Dublin) with Colours Of The Wind
The date for the final will be announced shortly and the winner will perform at our Christmas Mooney Tunes concert.
Hedgerows and the Law
Hedgerows in Ireland form important features in maintaining wildlife diversity and in establishing wildlife "corridors", particularly for birds. The commonest nesting birds found in hedgerows such as wrens, dunnocks, robin and willow warblers depend entirely on insects during the Summer months. In general untrimmed, thorned hedgerows containing species such as blackthorn, whitethorn and holly are favoured by birds as they provide ample food and also serve as a protection against predators.
Section 40 of the Wildlife Act, 1976, as amended by Section 46 of the 2000 Act, provides protection for hedgerows by providing that it shall be an offence for a person to cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy hedgerows on uncultivated land during the nesting season from 1 March to 31 August, subject to certain exceptions. It is important that, where possible, necessary work to hedgerows is carried out outside this period.
It is possible in most cases to schedule and carry out necessary work to hedgerows outside this period. The legislation makes provision for works (other than road or other construction works) to be carried out for reasons of public health and safety under the authority of any Minister or a body established by statute that lead to the destruction of vegetation. There is also a provision to enable the Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government to request from the relevant Minister or body details of any such works together with a statement of the public health and safety factors involved.
It shall not be an offence to destroy vegetation in the ordinary course of agriculture or forestry. Also it shall not be illegal to destroy vegetation while preparing or clearing a site for lawful building or construction works.
It is the policy of the Minister to prosecute for offences under section 40 of the Wildlife Acts 1976 and 2000 and successful prosecutions have been taken under this section in recent years. Members of the public are encouraged to contact their local wildlife ranger and report instances where hedgerows are being destroyed during the prohibited period.
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Please DO NOT send any live, dead or skeletal remains of any creature whatsoever to Mooney Goes Wild.
If you find an injured animal or bird, please contact the National Parks & Wildlife Service on 1890 20 20 21, or BirdWatch Ireland, on 01 281-9878, or visit www.irishwildlifematters.ie