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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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    Tuesday, February 12th 2013



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

    Coming up today...

    Karl Deeter from Irish Mortgage Brokers on the current state of the mortgage industry. And, why he was compelled to design a unique locking system for his own wheelie bins! Brenda Donohue reports on a novel approach to making the arts accessible to the people of Wicklow: the Dunlavin culture bus! And Katrina McFadden examines what to do, and what not to do, if you intend proposing on St Valentine's Day...


    12 St. Valentine's Day Proposal Dos and Don'ts

    We are less than 36 hours away from the most ‘Wonderful’, ‘Blissful’ and ‘Romantic’ day of the year – or is it?!

    Shops are full of ‘red’, ‘rosey’ St. Valentine's Day cards… Flowers have been imported by the tonne-load... Lingerie and jewellery shops experience one of their busiest weeks of the year... Restaurants are booked out… and Off-Licenses report increased wine sales.

    And sometimes, in the midst of all that heady love and passion, three little words are said…..

    “I love you”

    Followed up by four little words…

    “Will You Marry Me?”

    But it’s important that it’s done right, ESPECIALLY on Valentines Day.

    If you have proposal stories, particularly anything Valentine-related then e-mail, tweet us @MooneyShow, or from 3pm you can call us on 1850 715 900 or text us on 51551!

    Katriona McFadden goes out and about to find out how couples have proposed, and gives examples from The Huffington Post on the top dos and don'ts of proposing on St. Valentine's Day!  To read their tips, click here.


    Eurosong: Entry Two

    Last Thursday, we premiered the five acts who will vie to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2013. The winning act will be decided on during Eurosong 2013 on The Late Late Show on Friday, February 22. Today, we hear again Crashing Down, performed by Aimée Fitzpatrick (written by Robert Grace; mentor: Mark McCabe).


    Bin Locks & Mortgage Advice

    Since the introduction of bin charges in recent years, there has been a sneaky nasty habit creeping into neighbourhoods with not-so-nice people living next door.  If you are unlucky, you may have had the displeasure of having people dumping their rubbish in your bins – including smelly nappies in your Green Bin.  It is a habit that has annoyed Karl Deeter, from Irish Mortgage Brokers, so much that he has an devised an improvised locking system for wheelie bins!

    Today, he joins Derek in studio to chat about his experience of anti-social behaviour, how to make bin locks - and of course all things mortgage-related!  So if you have any questions that you would like to put to Karl, then e-mail, tweet us @MooneyShow, or from 3pm you can call us on 1850 715 900 or text us on 51551.

    And if you want to follow Karl's step-by-step guide to making a wheelie bin lock like his, click here, and if you'd like to read his mortgage blog, click here!

    Hedgerows: It is an offence 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'. For more information, click here.

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


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