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    Mooney Monday 24 June 2013

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    On Mooney today....

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

    The blue tits have fledged!!...over the weekend the little blue tits left the nest, Jim Wilson will chat to Derek about the weekends events in nestwatch 2013. Love Locks on the Ha'Penny Bridge, Brenda as been into Dublin City centre to take a look at and see if it is purely a romantic gesture or is it just damaging the bridge and Mooneys Monday Quiz.

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    The Blue Tits Have Fledged

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Pictures Courtsey of Eilis O Mara

     

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    Panto Summer Camp

    Alan Hughes who plays Sammy Sausages in the Tivioli Theatre and Karl Brodrick are running a Panto Summer camp in the Trvioli Theatre. For more information www.panto.ie or call the Tivioli box office ph: 01 454 4472

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    Ha'Penny Bridge Love Locks

     Katherine and Pete from the Isle of Wight locking their lock.

     

     The Locks on the Ha'Penny Bridge

     

    Brenda bumps into the cast of Shout the Musical on the Ha'Penny Bridge

     

     

     

    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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