Derek discovers how the more we age, the happier we get – but only after fifty! Personal finance journalist Jill Kerby has some timely advice on prioritising the household budget. And we find out how everyone's favourite artist Don Conroy will be appearing alongside Chris O'Dowd in Moone Boy. Plus: drawing on the radio? We show you it CAN be done, as Don teaches us all how to draw a barn owl!
We’re going gaga on Mooney for the month of August!
We’re giving away cash and prizes with a value of over €30,000!
Each of our daily winners from Monday to Friday will win €500 PLUS a weekend break for two at the Radisson Blu Farnham Estate golf and spa resort in Co. Cavan, including breakfast on both mornings and dinner on one evening.
And there’s more!
Our daily winners will play our new Radio Gaga game each Friday, for a chance to share in an additional jackpot prize of €5000!
The competition runs from Monday August 5th until Friday, August 30th.
Tuesday, August 6th:
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Mention the name Don Conroy, and warm memories come flooding back of Don teaching us all to draw on The Den, many moons ago. Now Don is set to return to our screens, in Chris O'Dowd's hit Sky One comedy Moone Boy! He joins Derek in studio today to tell us how he's getting on working with Hollywood's - and Boyle's - man of the moment!
David Rawle and Chris O'Dowd in Moone Boy
Ever thought you could learn to draw by listenening to the radio? Well grab a pencil and paper, and get set to have some fun as Don Conroy teaches you how to draw a cartoon barn owl!
- Scan in your picture and e-mail it to email@example.com
- Post in your picture to Mooney, RTÉ Radio Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin
- Take a photo of your picture on your phone or camera, and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please get your pictures scanned, sent or e-mailed to us by the end of this Friday, August 9th. Don will have a look at them all, and we'll have a prize for the best!
Here are the cartoon barn owls drawn by Don, Derek and Mary Kingston!
Cartoon Barn Owl by Don Conroy
Cartoon Barn Owl by Derek Mooney
Cartoon Barn Owl by Mary Kingston
Katriona McFadden, Mooney reporter, voxpops members of the public to find out what makes them happy, and if they are getting happier as they get older...
Gone are the days when many of us spent a lot more than we should buying things we didn’t need with money we didn’t have. But regardless of how tight things are, the reality is that there are certain things we can’t avoid spending money on.
The time comes when the house has to be redecorated – and when the washing machine breaks down it has to be replaced. In the next few weeks parents all round the country will be kitting the kids out for going back to school – and there’s no getting round that one.
So the question is – what is the best way to go about prioritising spending from the household budget?
Personal finance journalist Jill Kerby is in studio with Derek today...
For more information, visit Jill's website: www.jillkerby.ie. And to visit the MABS [Money Advice and Budgeting Service] website, and use their free household budgeting tool, then click here: www.mabs.ie/budgeting-tool.
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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Presenter: Derek Mooney