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    Mooney, Monday July 15th 2013

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    On Mooney today, with Shay Byrne...

    How to deal with kids who are literally tearing their hair out – psychologist David Carey is in to talk about this and other stress-related conditions. Comedien Gary Cooke chats about his early exit from Celebrity MasterChef Ireland, and life après match. And Shay talks to the cast of SHOUT!, a coming-of-age tale of five women in Swinging Sixties' London, set around the hit songs of Dusty Springfield, Sandie Shaw and Lulu!

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    Celebrity MasterChef Ireland: Gary Cooke

    Celebrity MasterChef Ireland got off to a sizzling hot start on RTÉ One yesterday evening, although it might have been a little too hot to handle for our next guest... He's a Cooke by name, but according to according to Dylan McGrath and Nick Munier not, alas, a cook by nature ... Gary Cooke joins Shay in studio today to tell us about his experience of taking part in Celebrity MasterChef Ireland!

    To find out more, read this RTÉ Ten interview with Gary on his departure, or if you missed the programme last night, you can watch it back on the RTÉ Player by clicking here.

    Celebrity MasterChef Ireland continues next Sunday on RTÉ One at 21:30 - to visit the website for the series, click here.

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    Shout! The MOD Musical

    The sixties saw a decade of radical change in the world, but this new approach was often in conflict with post-war sensibilities, and many places, particularly London, were in a state of moral flux.

    With the help of music from the likes of Petula Clark, Lulu and Dusty Springfield, this is the story that’s told through the lives of five very different women in a musical currently on in Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre.

    Cast members Sharon Clancy (Yellow Girl), Stella Bass (Blue Girl), Laura Bella Griffin (Green Girl), Kelly Marie Ní Cheallaigh (Red Girl) and Laura Kelly (Orange Girl) join Shay in studio today to perform some music from the show, and to tell us what we can expect if we go to see Shout! The Mod Musical!

    From left to right: Kelly Marie Ní Cheallaigh, Laura Bella Griffin, Sharon Clancy, Laura Kelly and Stella Bass

    Shout! The Mod Musical is currently running at Dublin's Tivoli Theatre, and has an age-guide of over 15s.  For more information about the show, visit www.tivoli.ie/shout.

    From left to right: Kelly Marie Ní Cheallaigh, Laura Bella Griffin, Sharon Clancy, Shay Byrne, Laura Kelly and Stella Bass

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    Hair-Pulling

    As parents, we all worry about our children when they start behaving unusually or in an unexpected way. We recently came across something quite upsetting: the story of a daughter who began to pull her own hair out. To talk more about this condition, trichotillomania, and other symptoms of stress, Shay is joined in studio by Dr. David Carey, Consultant Psychologist at the Owen Connolly Counselling Centre in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin.

    David's tips for helping anxious children:

    • Routines and Structure
    • Help Children Identify Feelings
    • Provide Opportunities for Communicating About Feelings
    • Provide Soothing and Comforting Strategies
    • Respect Your Child's Fears
    • Model Brave Behaviour
    • Encourage Brave Behaviour
    • Teach Relaxation Skills
    • Encourage "Feeling Good" Activities
    • Storytelling
    • Teach Problem-Solving Strategies
    • Challenge Unhelpful Thoughts

    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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