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    Tuesday, March 5th 2013

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    On Mooney today

    It might be the happiest, most romantic time of your life, but why do so many couples choose the wrong destination for their honeymoon? We take a look back to one of the outstanding highlights from past Mooney Tunes concerts. And, we discover one man's solution to keeping fit in the office: the treadmill workstation!

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    The Perfect Honeymoon

    Travel expert Fionn Davenport is in studio with some advice on planning for what he describes as "the best holiday you as a couple can imagine, on the budget you have to spend"!

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    Mooney Tunes

    Mooney Tunes 8 takes place at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin on Sunday, March 24th. Ahead of the concert, we look back to one of the highlights of our most recent Mooney Tunes concerts, when Eimear Quinn performed 'In Paradisum'.

    The eighth concert in our hugely successful series of concerts entitled MOONEY TUNES will take place at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on the evening of Sunday, March 24th.

    Tickets are currently on sale, and they are priced very reasonably, as always, between €14.50 and €39.50. They will be on sale through Ticketmaster, and there will be a booking fee added on.

    HOWEVER, if you DON'T want to pay a booking fee, you can go down to the box office at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre this afternoon, and buy your tickets directly from there.

    ALSO, if you are going in a group of six or more, you can avoid a booking fee by ringing the group bookings line at the theatre. That number is 01 677-7999.

    Alternatively, if you don't live in Dublin, or if you can't get to the theatre, do get onto Ticketmaster as soon as possible to make sure you don't miss out. The number to dial is 0818 719 377, or click here for more details.

    We anticipate a huge demand for these tickets, so we advise getting your tickets sooner rather than later. Previous Mooney Tunes concerts have usually sold out within a couple of days. For more information, visit http://www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie/mooney-tunes-no-8.html.

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    Mooney's Tuesday Quiz

    Three players attempt to beat the clock, and each other, to win a two-night weekend break for two people sharing one room in the 4-star Cashel House in Connemara.

    Situated in the heart of Connemara on the West coast of Ireland, Cashel House Hotel is set in 50 acres of award winning gardens containing flowering shrubs and woodland walks. The location is an ideal base from which to enjoy walking, beaches, sea and lake fishing, golf, horse riding, Kylemore Gardens and trips of Aran and Inish Boffin islands.

    To find out more, and to book mid-week escapes & weekend breaks, log onto www.irelands-blue-book.ie/cashel-house.

    Runners-up will get a copy of Ireland's Wildlife Year by Eric Dempsey, and EVERYONE who takes part in the quiz will get a Family Pass (for 2 adults & up to 4 children) to the Irish National Stud & Gardens, and a pair of admission tickets to the Curragh Races for the opening day of their 2013 season on Sun 24th March AND a special "PRIDE" Mooney Watch!

    The Questions:

    Player 1

    1: What 'E' is the process by which a liquid is turned into a gas?

    2: Which Greek God was famous for his pipe music?

    3: The three main female characters in the TV show Friends were Rachel, Phoebe and ____ who?

    4: What do the emu, the ostrich and the kiwi all have in common?

    5: In the Bible, what was the name of the criminal who the crowd asked to be released instead of Jesus?

    6: How many points are awarded for scoring a try in rugby union?

    7: Tallinn is the capital of which European country?

    8: The two main colours of the flag of Spain are red and ____?

    11: What “P” were ancient Egyptian tombs?

    Player 2

    1: On which river is the city of Kilkenny built?

    2: According to the song, how many men did the Grand Old Duke of York march up and down the hill?

    3: Isabella of Castille and Ferdinand of Aragon united which European country upon their marriage?

    4: In Greek mythology, which creature was half horse, half man?

    5: What do fish breathe through?

    6: ‘Riga’ is the capital of which European country?

    7: In what year did Mary Robinson become President of Ireland?

    8: What “M” is a black lace veil traditionally worn by Spanish women?

    9: Who plays ‘Mr Bean’ on the TV and in the movies?

    10: In what country would you find Casablanca?

    Player 3

    1: In what year did Pope John Paul the Second visit Ireland?

    2: In which Irish county would you find the Blue Stack mountains?

    3: This Greek Goddess of Victory shares her name with a famous brand of sportwear…

    4: ‘Vilnius’ is the capital of which European country?

    5: In Gaelic football and hurling, how many points is a goal worth?

    6: Where is your Achilles tendon?

    7: True or false: the sun is a star?

    8: From which crop do we get flour?

    9: What letter represents 50 in Roman numerals?

    The Answers:

    Player 1

    1: What “E” is the process by which a liquid is turned into a gas? (evaporation)

    2: Which Greek God was famous for his pipe music? (Pan)

    3: The three main female characters in the TV show ‘Friends’ were Rachel, Phoebe and ______ who? (Monica)

    4: What do the emu, the ostrich and the kiwi all have in common? (they can’t fly)

    5: In the Bible, what was the name of the criminal who the crowd asked to be released instead of Jesus? (Barabas)

    6: How many points are awarded for scoring a try in rugby union? (5)

    7: ‘Tallinn’ is the capital of which European country? (Estonia)

    8: The two main colours of the flag of Spain are red and ____? (yellow)

    9: What “P” were ancient Egyptian tombs? (pyramids)

    Player 2

    1: On which river is the city of Kilkenny built? (Nore)

    2: According to the song, how many men did the Grand Old Duke of York march up and down the hill? (10,000)

    3: Isabella of Castille and Ferdinand of Aragon united which European country upon their marriage? (Spain)

    4: In Greek mythology, which creature was half horse, half man? (Centaur)

    5: What do fish breathe through? (Gills)

    6: ‘Riga’ is the capital of which European country? (Latvia)

    7: In what year did Mary Robinson become President of Ireland? (1990)

    8: What “M” is a black lace veil traditionally worn by Spanish women? (Mantilla)

    9: Who plays ‘Mr Bean’ on the TV and in the movies? (Rowan Atkinson)

    10: In what country would you find Casablanca? (Morocco)

    Player 3

    1: In what year did Pope John Paul the Second visit Ireland? (1979)

    2: In which Irish county would you find the Blue Stack mountains? (Donegal)

    3: This Greek Goddess of Victory shares her name with a famous brand of sportwear… (Nike)

    4: ‘Vilnius’ is the capital of which European country? (Lithuania)

    5: In Gaelic football and hurling, how many points is a goal worth? (3)

    6: Where is your Achilles tendon? (The Achilles tendon is what attaches your calf muscles to your heel. Take Calf or heel)

    7: True or false: the sun is a star? (True)

    8: From which crop do we get flour? (Wheat)

    9: What letter represents 50 in Roman numerals? (L)

    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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    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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