Tuesday, March 26th 2013


The prestigious annual Rose D'Or Awards (now in their 55th year) honour the very best of international radio, TV and online entertainment programmes, and they will take place later this year.  Over 400 programmes from more than 130 broadcasters and production companies in 33 different countries were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or awards.  For the first time, a new competition category, 'Radio Event Of The Year' was created.  We entered European Dawn Chorus in this category, and we're absolutely delighted to let you know that we're one of the final nominees!!  And another programme from the Mooney team, called A Very Merry Mooney Tunes, has been shortlisted in the Radio - Music Show category! Click here to read more about the 2016 Rose D'Or Finalists, and click here to relive - and re-listen to - all the beautiful Dawn Chorus birdsong from right across Europe.

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On Mooney today...

On Mooney today...

Brenda meets the Arranmore Pipe Band, who will perform Amhrán na bhFiann ahead of the Ireland-Austria match - plus by John Delaney, Chief Executive of the FAI, for his thoughts on the game.  Katriona McFadden tells us about preparing to take on the challenge of the Camino Way. And Derek talks to Canadian Taylor More, who's selling his house for "bitcoins", a peer-to-peer internet currency.

Camino Santiago de Compostela

Camino Santiago de Compostela

Next week, Mooney reporter Katriona McFadden will walk the Camino De Santiago. She is travelling courtesy of CaminoWays.com, an Irish company who can pre-book accommodation and luggage transfers along the Camino for you.

Roland from Camino Ways is giving a talk about the Camino in the 53 Degrees North shop in Cork tomorrow evening (Weds) at 7pm and in the Carrickmines branch of the shop on Thursday at 7pm.

Today she interviewed Padraig McSweeney, Chairman of the Irish Society of the friends of St James. (www.stjamesirl.com).

They can supply pilgrims with their passports and also hold regular information evenings.

She also spoke to Michael Walsh who is walking from Holycross Abbey to Santiago on April 7th. Michael and his walking partner Yvonne Tyler are fundraising for autism charities. You can support them here: http://www.mycharity.ie/event/holycrosstosantiago/.

You can get two stamps in your Pilgrims Passport before you leave Ireland. You can get one from the Guinness Storehouse and the other from St James Church.

The Arranmore Pipe Band's 'Amhrán na bhFiann' At The Aviva!

Would the last person to leave the island of Arranmore please turn off the lights?

That’s because, today, most of the island’s population have taken the ferry and then the coach to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin for a very special community event.

John Delaney and Ray Houghton visit Arranmore United last year

As you know, Ireland play a crucial World Cup qualifying match against Austria tonight and starting the night off, the pipe band of Arranmore will play our national anthem, Amhrán na bhFiann.

Now we know, that if you play or perform the national anthem incorrectly, you court controversy, as Brian Burns found out in Sweden last Friday...

So no pressure on the Arranmore Pipe Band then!  Brenda is in Whites Sandes Hotel in Portmarnock with most of the population of Arranmore...

John Delaney and Ray Houghton offically open Arranmore United's stand in memory of the late Antoin Gallagher last year 

Bitcoins: The Peer-To-Peer Currency

Bitcoins: The Peer-To-Peer Currency

Remember how we were all obsessed with house valuations during the boom times?

Well the house price obsession has come back to haunt us once again. But how times have changed!

These days rather than praying our houses have jumped in value by 10% or 20% we’re all hoping they are worth next to nothing!

The lower the house value the lower your property tax will be!

Of course the major problem is how to put a value on any property in the current climate. But that’s something you will have to work out for yourselves.

Let’s say your house is worth 1 million euro. According to the latest exchange rates, provided by gocurrency .com your 1 million Euro is worth £851,980 sterling approximately..

Which is also equivalent to $ 1,296,460 that’s US Dollars.

HOWEVER, there is a new currency on the block. And one we might all be using in years to come, to trade all kinds of things including houses..

It’s not a national currency, linked to any particular country, But an INTERNET currency .. And this currency is called ‘BITCOINS’

And in case you are interested, according to another website,. Coinmill.com, you 1 million euro house is worth 17, 016.92 bitcoins

So .. what ARE these mysterious bitcoins?

Joining Derek from Nashville, Tennessee, is a Canadian man called Taylor More and if anyone can explain this new currency, he can because he is selling his parents house using exclusively these bitcoins.

And financial journalist Jill Kerby also gives us her opinion on bitcoins!

Music Played on the Show


Title: Edelweiss

Performer(s): Christopher Plummer

Duration: 2:01



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