Mooney/ Mooney Goes Wild

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    Wednesday, May 15th 2013

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

    On Mooney today...

    He did it!  Last night, Ryan Dolan sung his heart out for Ireland to secure a place in the final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest.  In our final live programme from Malmö, Sweden, we get all the reaction to Ryan's powerhouse performance in the Malmö Arena!

    Behind The Scenes In Malmö!

    Eurovision courtesy bus operated by Stromma DK

    Leroy Ladeji, Courtesy bus driver

    Radio portacabin at Eurovision 2013

    Mooney team at Eurovision

    In the green room: Paul G, Michele Browne & Katriona McFadden

    Eddie Rowley (Sunday World) with Eoin Murphy (Irish Daily Mail)

    The golden (pink) ticket to the green room. Spot the mistake on the date... Monday, May 14th 2013? It's Tuesday, May 14th !

    Montenegro fans arriving for Semi Final 1

    Derek, Paul G, Michele and Katriona in the green room!

    Ireland before the results of the vote

    Alex Liapis (Greece), Irene Mahia (Spain) & Martin Phillips (UK)

    Forty Years Of Sunday World!

    Eddie Rowley joins Derek and Paul G in Malmö to tell us all about forty years of the Sunday World, and their new website - visit www.sundayworld.com!

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    Review Of First Eurovision Semi-Final

    Derek looks back at the last night's Eurovision Semi-Final 1, in which Ryan Dolan qualified for Saturday's final, in the company of Paul G, Marty Whelan, Eddie Rowley, Eoin Murphy and Paddy O'Connell, whilst Katriona McFadden catches up with Ryan and his parents Josephine and Gabriel!
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    Eurovision Semi-Final Party At The George

    Last night, Brenda Donohue attended a Eurovision Semi-Final party that was held at Dublin's The George Bar, and reports on what the enthusiastic and exuberant crowd there made of Ryan's performance!
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    Mooney's Eurovision Quiz

    Three Eurovision fans, representing the UK, Spain and Greece, take on each other in a Eurovision quiz to win return flights to Ireland, and a stay at the Morgan or Beacon Hotel!
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    The Eurovision Courtesy Bus

    Derek chats to Leroy Ladeji, who is driving a Eurovision courtesy bus in Malmö (Leroy is from Liverpool, but living and working in Copenhagen, as his wife is Danish)...

    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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    IMPORTANT NOTICE

    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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