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    NestWatch 2014 - The Herring Gull
    The Herring Gull's nest is located on a roof at the RTÉ Campus. There are three eggs in the nest, and on Tuesday, June 3rd, two of those eggs hatched! Click here to watch

    Thursday, January 24th 2013

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    We find out how to train your cat to use a human toilet, and we talk to Disney producer Chris Nee about her work on TV programmes such as Sesame Street and the hit children's TV show Doc McStuffins! Plus: play Mooney's Money and be in with a chance of winning a Mediterranean cruise!

    Mrs. Brown's Boys

    At the National Television Awards in London last night, Mrs. Brown's Boys trumped again, coming away with the award for Best Situation Comedy.  Rory Cowan, aka Rory in Mrs. Brown's Boys, joins Derek in studio to celebrate!

    Chris Nee, Creator Of Doc McStuffins

    If you are the parent of a small child, or if you ARE a small child, you'll know all about Doc McStuffins - an American cartoon that airs daily on the Disney Junior channel and is produced here in Ireland by Brown Bag Films.

    Disney are overjoyed with the cartoon, which has become the most-watched show on Disney Junior. It tells the stories of Doc McStuffins, a six-year-old girl who cares for sick toys. Her ‘magic pink stethoscope’ brings her toys to life and she has a clinic to care for poorly dolls and stuffed animals.

    So what is it about this cartoon that is so appealing to preschoolers? Chris Nee is the Emmy-award winning creator and executive producer of Doc McStuffins and she is joins us live in studio this afternoon!

    Doc McStuffins is on every day on Disney Junior! Click here for more information on Doc McStuffins, and lots of activities on the Disney website: www.disney.co.uk/disney-junior.

    Toilet Training For Cats!

    We recently came across a fantastic cat story, involving a photographer called Alex! Alex Hutchinson is 27, and a fashion photographer (a really good one at that!), and he and his girlfriend Lisa have two cats. They love cats! But they live in an apartment in Goatstown in Dublin and they found that the smell of the kitty litter tray where the cats go to the toilet wasn’t very nice.

    So Alex decided to investigate was there another way - could he wean the cats off their tray and off kitty litter? Alex wondered could he train his cats to use the regular human toilet... So he looked up it up online, realised other people around the world were doing it and two months ago he started the cat toilet-training project, with great success! Katriona McFadden went along to meet the couple and their toilet-trained tabbies last night...

    To see more of Alex's photography, visit his website: www.alexhutchinsonphotography.com or Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AlexHutchinsonPhotography.

    Peeps pays a visit!


    Sooty and Peeps get to grips with their new toilet training!


    Alex with the Litter Kwitter that he is using to toilet train his kitties!


    Alex's photography, featuring model Sharon with a kitten


    Alex's photography, featuring model Sharon with a kitten

    Well Alex may be training his cats to use the human toilet but you can actually train your cats to do all sorts of things! Vet Claire Meade is Founder of Ireland’s only Cat Hospital in Glanmire, County Cork, and she joins Derek today from our Cork studio...

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    Mrs. Brown's Boys Wins Best Sitcom At National Television Awards

    At the National Television Awards in London last night, Mrs. Brown's Boys trumped again, coming away with the award for Best Situation Comedy. Rory Cowan, aka Rory in Mrs. Brown's Boys, joins Derek in studio to celebrate!

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    Doc McStuffins

    If you are the parent of a small child, or if you ARE a small child, you'll know all about Doc McStuffins - an American cartoon that airs daily on the Disney Junior channel and is produced here in Ireland by Brown Bag Films. Disney are overjoyed with the cartoon, which has become the most-watched show on Disney Junior. It tells the stories of Doc McStuffins, a six-year-old girl who cares for sick toys. Her 'magic pink stethoscope' brings her toys to life and she has a clinic to care for poorly dolls and stuffed animals. So what is it about this cartoon that is so appealing to preschoolers? Chris Nee is the Emmy-award winning creator and executive producer of Doc McStuffins and she is joins us live in studio this afternoon! Doc McStuffins is on every day on Disney Junior!

    Listen

    Toilet Training Cats

    We recently came across a fantastic cat story, involving a photographer called Alex! Alex Hutchinson is 27, and a fashion photographer (a really good one at that!), and he and his girlfriend Lisa have two cats. They love cats! But they live in an apartment in Goatstown in Dublin and they found that the smell of the kitty litter tray where the cats go to the toilet wasn't very nice. So Alex decided to investigate was there another way - could he wean the cats off their tray and off kitty litter? Alex wondered could he train his cats to use the regular human toilet... So he looked up it up online, realised other people around the world were doing it and two months ago he started the cat toilet-training project, with great success! Katriona McFadden went along to meet the couple and their toilet-trained tabbies last night... To see more of Alex's photography, visit his website: www.alexhutchinsonphotography.com or Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AlexHutchinsonPhotography. Well Alex may be training his cats to use the human toilet but you can actually train your cats to do all sorts of things! Vet Claire Meade is Founder of Ireland's only Cat Hospital in Glanmire, County Cork, and she joins Derek today from our Cork studio...

    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.

    To contact your local wildlife ranger, click here for contact details. To read the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000, click here.

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    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

     

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