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    NestWatch 2014 - The Herring Gull
    The Herring Gull's nest is located on a roof at the RTÉ Campus. There are three eggs in the nest, and on Tuesday, June 3rd, two of those eggs hatched! Click here to watch

    Wednesday, May 22nd 2013

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    On Mooney today...

    Brenda Donohue finds out if there’s a stigma against wearing second hand clothes, David McWilliams asks whether we've learnt anything from the property boom, and we’ll have the latest news from Nestwatch 2013!

    Win a holiday to New York, Cuncún in Mexico AND a Caribbean Cruise with Mooney's Money this week!

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    7-night Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas. Depending on dates that are booked it can be either option.

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    - All inclusive board. Drinks excluded

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    Five night stay in Mexico at 5* Secrets The Vine Cancun.

    - All Inclusive board basis

    4 night stay in Deluxe one bedroom Suite at the Hotel Beacon NYC

    - Room Only

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    - Flights for 2 people from Dublin to Orlando

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    NestWatch 2013

    In our Blue Tit nest, in Derek's back garden, we DEFINITELY have seven eggs - but could there be more?

    This screenshot was taken around midday today - have you any more recent screengrabs that show more than seven eggs?  If so, we'd love to see them - please send them to mooney@rte.ie!

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    Kamikaze Capitalism

    The economist who coined the terms "Decklanders" and "Miss Pencil Skirt" – and sometimes credited for the term "Celtic Tiger" - is back with "Kamikaze capitalism".

    David McWilliams is completely depressed about the fact that houses in up-market Dublin are again selling well over the guide prices at auctions while productive SMEs are going to the wall for want of credit, and he joins Derek in studio to explain why he feels we have learnt nothing from the boom and bust of recent years!

    The article "Back to Kamikaze capitalism" appeared on May 20th on http://www.davidmcwilliams.ie/2013/05/20/back-to-kamikaze-capitalism.

    David’s next book: The Good Room: Why We Ended Up In A Debtors' Prison - And How We Can Break Free, published by Penguin, will be out next week.

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    Hand-Me-Down Clothes

    Would you dress your kids in second hand clothes?

    Is your little darling too good for hand-me-downs, or are you a savvy shopper getting designer labels from the charity shop for next-to-nothing? Kim Kardashian caused a bit of a stir when she said recently when she said that her impending arrival would not be wearing hand-me-downs, only custom-made designer gear. But in these recessionary times, is there still a stigma attached to second-hand shops and clothes?

    Our reporter Brenda Donohue has been rummaging in the rails of Rathmines charity shop Barnados, to check out the business of second-hand kids clothes …

    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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