Shay in the hot seat for Derek all this week.
The Kestrels have fledged the nest and John Lubsy from Bird watch
Ireland joined Shay & Brenda on the show.
Dylan Mc Grath from Masterchef joins Shay live in studio, speaking about his restaurant in Fade Street and his time recording the series of Masterchef.
Declan Power, security analysis joins Fergus Sweeney live in studio about Espionage, the history of the job and the work itself and also some products that are on sale for the public and of course the recent Snowden fiasco.
Vampires are red-hot right now and we're not just talking about star-crossed, blood-sucking young lovers in books and television shows. Around the world women are undergoing a Vampire FaceLift. If you're spooked by needles or the sight of blood, this is not the beauty
treatment for you. The Vampire FaceLift uses a part of your blood to try erase a few years off your face. Is the blood vampires crave really the secret to looking younger? Reality TV star Kim Kardashian apparently thinks so, and she tweeted a picture of her face covered in blood.
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.
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