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       Mooney Tunes returns!        

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

    This will be the 12th instalment 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 RTE Concert Orchestra.

    A VERY MERRY MOONEY TUNES’ will take place on December 7, 2015, at the Bord Gais 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 Mooney Show, Saturday evenings, 6 PM until 7 PM, from Saturday, September 12, on RTÉ Radio 1

    And keep watching this space for updates and more details!

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    Monday, March 18th 2013

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    On Mooney today...

    We hear some of the songs that will represent their countries at Eurovision 2013, and find out what happened when Conor Brady tried to get the Dragons to invest in gourmet dog food!

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    Eurovision 2013: Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2013 & Songs Announced So Far

    On today’s Mooney Bank Holiday Special, Paul G joins Derek and Brenda to preview some of the songs taking part in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Amongst the line up is Sweden’s Robin Stjernberg (pictured), who surprised everyone by winning Melodifestivalen 2013 with the song You, and thus will represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö in May.

    We also hear the songs that will represent Austria, Holland, Croatia, Russia, Ireland, Norway, Malta, Armenia, United Kingdom, Finland, France, Spain and Belarus.

    For more on Eurovision 2013 click here: www.eurovision.tv/page/malmo-2013.

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    Dragons' Den: Gourmet Dog Food

    It was all drama on Dragon’s Den (in association with Bank of Ireland) last night. There was cloak and there was dagger and there were tactics fit for Machiavelli himself… Zoologist and canine nutritionist Dr. Conor Brady was pitching his gourmet dog food business to the dragons. And then, Gavin Duffy stunned everybody by questioning the morality of the business. Some of the Dragons were surprised, to say the least, with Gavin’s moral dilemma. But then, just when we think it is all over and all by one Dragon were out, the strangest thing happened - Gavin revealed that his previous comments were merely a ploy to get the best possible deal!

    Conor Brady, Managing Director of Dogs First, joins Derek in studio to tell us what he made of it all!  For more information about the business, visit www.dogsfirst.ie.

    Dragons' Den is on Sundays at 9.30pm on RTÉ One - for more information about the series, and to play the Sixth Dragon, visit www.rte.ie/tv/dragonsden.  To watch the episode again on the RTÉ Player, click here.

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

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