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    Mooney, Thursday September 5th 2013


    On Mooney today...

    Jonathan Irwin from the Jack and Jill Foundation talks to us about his treatment for cancer, and three listeners attempt to beat the clock, and each other, to win a fabulous break in Dublin's chic The Beacon Hotel, in Mooney's Thursday Quiz!


    The Jack And Jill Foundation

    Jonathan Irwin arrived to the Radio Centre today on two crutches. He is technically supposed to be on sick leave following treatment for cancer, but, he says himself, he always has to keep busy!

    Yesterday, the organisation he founded - The Jack & Jill Foundation - opened their first charity shop in Newbridge, County Kildare – and, no doubt, there will be THOUSANDS of people listening today whose little babies he has helped.

    Jonathan is the founder and CEO of Jack & Jill Foundation, and he is in studio with Derek today to chat about the work of that charity...

    The Jack & Jill Charity Shop is on Charlotte Street in Newbridge (two doors down from Mothercare), and to join in with their text campaign, the charity are asking people to donate €4 by texting "wecare" to 50300, to fund home nursing care for sick children in Kildare and beyond.

    During the interview, Derek also referred to Jonathan's visual and oral similarity to legendary director Alfred Hitchcock!


    Mooney's Thursday Quiz

    It’s Thursday, it’s MOONEY, so what does that mean?

    Well, "Mooney’s THURSDAY Quiz" of course!!

    And we have a terrific prize up for grabs today…

    It’s a two-night 'Dine Out' weekend stay in The Beacon Hotel in Sandyford.

    It’s based on two people sharing a deluxe queen room and includes breakfast on both mornings, a 3-course a la carte dinner on an evening of your choice in the hotel’s 'My Thai' restaurant, free parking and a late check-out.

    At The Beacon you are minutes away from the Dundrum Town Centre, you’re just off the M50 and the LUAS can take you right into Dublin City Centre.

    AND ... The Beacon Hotel has a very special offer for all our listeners!

    They would like to offer all listeners a special Dine Out stay out price of €65.00 per person sharing Bed and Full Irish Breakfast.

    This includes:

    - Overnight in style in our delux queen room
    - 3 course à la carte dinner at My Thai
    - Free parking
    - Late checkout until 2pm checkout.

    You need to use the PROMO CODE to be quoted in order to book DOSO Package: "Derek Money Show DOSO". And the website for The Beacon Hotel is

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 04:25 p.m.
      Title: Hallelujah
      Performer(s): Jeff Buckley
      Duration: 0:07:02

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