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       Mooney Tunes returns!        

    Mooney Tunes, the phenomenally successful Concert Series featuring the RTE Concert Orchestra, RTE presenter Derek Mooney, and the combined input of his many radio fans, will return to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in December, 2015.

    This will be the 12th instalment of Mooney Tunes, which began in September, 2009. In the intervening period, over the 11 concerts to date, as many as 18,000 people have been entertained, over 170 pieces of music have been featured, all performed by around 50 top-class performers and soloists, backed by the RTE Concert Orchestra.

    A VERY MERRY MOONEY TUNES’ will take place on December 7, 2015, at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. And for this show, we are encouraging fans to send us their musical suggestions along the theme of, "movies, musicals and magical memories!"

    We have never been short of magical stories from our audience, accompanying their suggestions for pieces to include in the Mooney Tunes programs. Whether it's a song that reminds you of a loved one, a particular soundtrack from your youth, a theme that evokes a particularly strong memory, let us know. And tell us your story!

    For further information, tune into the all-new Mooney Show, Saturday evenings, 6 PM until 7 PM, from Saturday, September 12, on RTÉ Radio 1

    And keep watching this space for updates and more details!

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    Mooney, Thursday September 5th 2013

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    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!

    Fuel Your School!

    FUEL YOUR SCHOOL with Mooney, in association with Electric Ireland and GreenStar!

    It’s September which means It’s Back to School and to kick off the new school year, Mooney, in association with Electric Ireland and Greenstar, are giving Primary Schools across Ireland the chance to FUEL YOUR SCHOOL and win a whole year’s supply of energy*.

    Every primary school in Ireland will have the chance to win free electricity to the value of €5,000 for one year.

    The competition is inspired by a new report, which highlights how initiatives across RTÉ, in waste management, energy and water conservation have resulted in environmental related savings of €700,000, prevented 3694 tonnes of waste going to landfill, and elevated recycling rates of 74% for 2012.

    The report was published by RTÉ, in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency and Greenstar; click here to read the full report.

    How to enter:

    Derek wants your principal, or a school representative, to tell him in not more than 400 words and one accompanying photograph, not more than 1MB, what they have done to improve their environment, either in the school or in their locality.

    Simply e-mail your entry to fuelyourschool@rte.ie. The closing date is Wednesday, September 11th 2013. All entries should include school name, and address, with a contact number for the designated person. Please remember to clearly state your province at the top of your entry.

    There will be four winning schools, one from each province which will be selected by an expert Mooney Goes Wild judging panel.

    THE JUDGES' DECISIONS ARE FINAL, AND NO CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ENTERED INTO.

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    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!

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    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 www.thebeacon.com.

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

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    Please DO NOT send any live, dead or skeletal remains of any creature whatsoever to Mooney Goes Wild.

    If you find an injured animal or bird, please contact the National Parks & Wildlife Service on 1890 20 20 21, or BirdWatch Ireland, on 01 281-9878, or visit www.irishwildlifematters.ie

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail tapes@rte.ie.  Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 16:25
      Title: Hallelujah
      Composer: L.Cohen
      Performer(s): Jeff Buckley
      Performer(s): Jeff Buckley
      Album: Grace (recordno: 475928), Columbia, 475928
      Duration: 6:47

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