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    Mooney Tunes Returns!     

    Mooney Tunes, the phenomenally successful Concert Series featuring the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ presenter Derek Mooney, and the combined input of his many radio fans, will return to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in December, 2015.

    This will be the 12th installment of Mooney Tunes, which began in September 2009. In the intervening period, over the 11 concerts to date, as many as 18,000 people have been entertained, over 170 pieces of music have been featured, all performed by around 50 top-class performers and soloists, backed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

    ‘A VERY MERRY MOONEY TUNES’ will take place on Monday, December 7th 2015, at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.  And for this show, we are encouraging fans to send us their musical suggestions along the theme of, "movies, musicals and magical memories!"

    We have never been short of magical stories from our audience, accompanying their suggestions for pieces to include in the Mooney Tunes programs. Whether it's a song that reminds you of a loved one, a particular soundtrack from your youth, a theme that evokes a particularly strong memory, let us know. And tell us your story!

    For further information, tune into the all-new The Mooney Show, every Saturday evening from 6pm until 7pm, from Saturday, September 12th on RTÉ Radio 1.

    And keep watching this space for updates and more details!


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    Mooney Tuesday 5 February 2013



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

    On today's programme Motoring correspondent Michael Sheridan on the continuing decline in car sales in 2013.

    Prof Desmond O’Neill explains the new guidelines brought out by the Road Safety Authority lay down the law on who can or cannot hit the road.

    And we meet the advocate offering media training to the children of gay parents.


    Car Sales

    New car sales are down nearly 19% on January last year. Does it mean that the new number plate system isn't working or could there be other reasons why sales of new cars are down. Michael Sheridan, Motoring Correspondent with the RTÉ Guide is in studio.


    Driving Safely with a Medical Condition

    It seems like a no brainer that you need to be medically fit to get behind the wheel of a car and new guidelines brought out by the Road Safety Authority lay down the law on who can or cannot hit the road.

    Prof Desmond O’Neill, Director of the National Programme Office for Traffic Medicine, and Consultant Physician in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine at Tallaght Hospital, is in studio to give us the detail.

    PUBLIC MEETING - Driving Safely with a Medical Condition is a public meeting taking place in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland on Friday 22 February 2013 at 6.30pm. It will focus on medical fitness to drive. All welcome.


    Media Training for Young People with Gay Parents

    An advertisement in the Gay Community News newspaper from the Marriage Equality advocacy group offers free media training to the children of gay parents! Katriona McFadden investigates.

    Marriage Equality are organising a training day for young people with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents. With a specialist media trainer, participants will learn how to share their stories in newspapers, on the radio and on television.

    Training will be held at The Office of the Ombudsman for Children (Millenium House, 52-56 Great Strand St, Dublin 1, near the Jervis Luas stop) on Saturday, February 9 from 10am to 2pm. Lunch will be provided and if participants are not based in Dublin, Marriage Equality are happy to cover travel expenses within Ireland.

    If you are over 18, have LGBT parent(s), want to share your story and make an important difference in the campaign for equality for all families, call 01-873 4183 or email to reserve your place.

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