On 16th of December Mooney Tunes will take place once again in the Bord Gais Energy Theathre - tickets will go on sale on the 4th of November, stayed tuned for more information.
You might have seen the news headlines over the past few days, with the blonde "Roma" child in Tallagh. We wondered what do you know about the Roma Community? Last night Derek spotted an impressive young Roma Man Angelo Merjan. Well intrigued Derek went to North County Dublin and met Angelo while he was on a break from his farm work.
Last month we launched a competition for A night at The Opera, Wexford Festival Opera gave us two tickets for the Black-Tie opening night of the festival which was last night and the winners were Catherine Daly her daughter Ailish from Tralee. Katriona was there last night with them as their chaperone.
23 October - 3 November 2013
Imagine living a life where everywhere you go you're mistaken for Leonardio Di Caprio, well Ben Cornish is one such person. Have a look at his pictures, he joins Derek live in studio.
Derek & producer Fergus Sweeney were in Rush today, and dropped into the local Tesco store. Derek noticed one of the staff members doing something interesting, so he asks Customer Service Assistant Maureen Mc Getlrick & Personal Manager Sandra Smith about their new initiative "Making Moments Matter".
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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