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    Mooney Thursday 4 July 2013

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    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...

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    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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Now You See Me

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

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    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.

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    Lottery Winner Update

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

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    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 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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