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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

    Mooney Monday 4 February 2013

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    Derek Mooney with his unique mix of conversation, information, advice and entertainment

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    Kenya Experience

    The Building of Hope Project is a charity which last year built classrooms and dormitories for blind children in Mombasa, Kenya. The project brings volunteers from Ireland – bricklayers, plasterers, carpenters etc – for a week or 10 days to work on it’s projects.

    For more information visit the website www.buildingofhope.org

    Or contact Olive Halpin Tel +353 (0) 876994599 Fax +353 (0) 876994599 olivehalpin1@eircom.net

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    Tubridy the Calf

    Nick and Elaine Flaven, dairy farmers in Youghal Cork are donating a calf to Youghal Cancer Support Centre for auction on, 25th Feb at Dungarvin Mart.

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    Michael Winslow

    Michael Winslow joins Derek on today show, to talk about his current Irish tour. Michael is best known from his role as officer Officer Larvell Jones in the Police Academy series of movies. He is an extraordinary mimic, creating sounds as diverse as Barking dogs, Jets Roaring, squishing soggy sneakers, cellphone ringtones and screaming guitars.

    Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa Competition

    Located on the West Cork coast and overlooking two stunning beaches, Inchydoney Island is perfectly positioned for a relaxing getaway with picturesque surroundings that have to be seen to be truly appreciated.

    Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is giving one lucky Mooney Show listener the chance to win a luxurious two night stay for two people in a deluxe ocean-view room at the lavish four star retreat where they will enjoy breakfast on both mornings and indulge in a sumptuous five course meal on one evening in the award-winning Gulfstream restaurant surrounded by dramatic panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

    Guests will melt away as they are pampered with the invigorating Diamond & Gold Skin Revival Package, which includes a rose-hip oil and pure gold flake treatment that will leave your face, décolletage and hands revitalised and youthful.

    The Diamonds and Gold Package is available from March at €300 per person sharing on weekends and €280 per person sharing midweek.

    Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is located near Clonakilty, West Cork has been named Ireland’s Leading Spa Resort three times at the World Travel Awards and has been named in the Top 10 Hotels in Ireland and in the Top 25 Hotels for Service in Ireland by the 2013 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards which are based on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. For more information please visit www.inchydoneyisland.com or www.facebook.com/InchydoneyIsland

    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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    IMPORTANT NOTICE

    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

     

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