Mooney Thursday 11 July 2013

***MOONEY GOES WILD NOMINATED FOR ROSE D'OR AWARD!!***

The prestigious annual Rose D'Or Awards (now in their 55th year) honour the very best of international radio, TV and online entertainment programmes, and they will take place later this year.  Over 400 programmes from more than 130 broadcasters and production companies in 33 different countries were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or awards.  For the first time, a new competition category, 'Radio Event Of The Year' was created.  We entered European Dawn Chorus in this category, and we're absolutely delighted to let you know that we're one of the final nominees!!  And another programme from the Mooney team, called A Very Merry Mooney Tunes, has been shortlisted in the Radio - Music Show category! Click here to read more about the 2016 Rose D'Or Finalists, and click here to relive - and re-listen to - all the beautiful Dawn Chorus birdsong from right across Europe.

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Mooney with Shay Byrne.

Mooney with Shay Byrne.

From Rihanna to Rita Ora; from Carly Rae Jepson to Kelly Clarkson - we find out why women are doing so well in the Pop charts. Following news that a bank clerk mistakenly gave a pensioner millions of euros, we hear about some of the other mistakes that have been made in the workplace and we find out why there are no nudist beaches in Ireland all on Mooney today at 3PM.

 

Naturist in Ireland

Naturist in Ireland

With all this recent good weather lots of Irish people have been stripping off but we ask how come we haven't a nudist beach in Ireland? Pat Gallagher, head of the Irish Naturist Association joins us in studio to discuss the topic in more.

 

 

WOMEN TOP THE CHARTS

WOMEN TOP THE CHARTS

Female music stars are top of their game ahead of men but how come men in suits are controlling the music industry while female artists are breaking waves in the charts. Una Mullaly, music journalist with The Irish Times joins Shay & Brenda in studio to discuss the topic in more detail.

HITCHING FOR HOPE

HITCHING FOR HOPE

Ruairi Mc Kiernan is a young man who as he says is ‘hitching for hope’, he is armed with his tent, some clothes, his laptop and mobile phone. He is spending the month of July on the road, hitching about. The idea for the trip came after he was asked to speak at the MacGill Summer School on the theme of citizens’ views of the republic, he didn’t feel qualified to talk without first connecting deeper into people's dreams for Ireland.

Mistakes at work

Mistakes at work

Ask yourself, have you ever dozed off at work? What is the worst thing you have ever done at your desk, or place of employment. Our reporter Pat O'Mahony has been looking at some of the biggest blunders in the workplace and speaks to Shay today in more detail.

 

 

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