Mooney Thursday 4 July 2013

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Caring For Wild Animals

Please note that many species of mammals, birds, invertebrates etc... are protected under law and that, even with the best of intentions, only someone holding a relevant licence from the National Parks & Wildlife Service should attempt the care of these animals.  For full details, please click here to read the NPWS Checklist of protected & rare species in Ireland.  If you are concerned about a wild animal, please contact your local wildlife ranger - click here for details.

Events & Listings

Click here for a full list of events taking place around the country, and movies currently on release, which might be of interest to wildlife lovers!

Today on Mooney....

Today on Mooney....

We talk to boxer, Steve Collins Junior as he follows his famous father into the ring and Lenore Skenazy tells us about the American teenager whose been jailed after posting a joke on Facebook...

Young Farmer Boys and Their Calf

A Moo-ving image of two young farmers feeding a calf at their granny's kitchen table has gone viral.

Twin brothers, Sean and Alan Sheridan, 21, and cousin Patrick Sheridan, were bottle feeding a newly-born calf, they named PAJO, after its mother became ill and didn't have any milk.

But their caring ways became an internet hit when they posted a photo of themselves feeding Pajo and has already notched up over 21,000 likes on Facebook.

Brenda who always has her high heeled wellies in the car boot, travelled to Anamullen, Co Monaghan to meet Pajo and the likely lads.









Now You See Me

Now You See Me

Aonghus McAnally reviews the new movie where magicians use magic to rob a bank - Now You See Me

Steve Collins Junior

Steve Collins Junior

Stephen Collins Junior son of Steve Collins former WBO middleweight and super-middleweight champion.

Chats to Derek ahead of Stephen Juniors Professional Boxing Debut later this month.

Lottery Winner Update

Lottery Winner Update

Update with lottery winner Carole Loran - Has she gone back to work? and is she doing the weekend shifts?

Jailed for Joke on Facebook

Jailed for Joke on Facebook

Lenore Skenazy journalist with the Wall Street Journal talks to Derek about the weird and wonderful stories in the american news.

Hedgerows: It is an offence 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'. For more information, click here.

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


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


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