Mooney Goes Wild

    Sunday, 10pm-11pm, RTÉ Radio 1

    Mooney Monday 12 August 2013



    Derek Mooney with his unique mix of conversation, information, advice and entertainment


    Nick Munier

    Nick Munier joined Derek live in studio to speak about his restaurant and staring in Celebrity Masterchef. Munier went on to tell Brenda & Derek how his new diet has helped him lose weight and tone up.


    Centre for Talented Youth

    Mary Kingston meets some academically above-average students at the
    Centre for Talented Youth in DCU. The Centre for Talented Youth provides
    enrichment courses for students with high academic ability. Mary Kingston speaks to the students there and how they find the term 'nerd'.


    Reliving First Dates

    Brenda Donoghue speaks to Derek about people reliving their first dates, and all the fuss around it like who should pay and who should ask one out.


    Our reporter Terry Flanagan went out to check some Goshawk Birds for the Mooney Show, you can hear his his report on the Mooney podcast.

    Hedgerows: It is an offence 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'. For more information, click here.

    To contact your local wildlife ranger, click here for contact details. To read the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000, click here.


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