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    Mooney Tunes Returns!     

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

    This will be the 12th installment 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 RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

    ‘A VERY MERRY MOONEY TUNES’ will take place on Monday, December 7th 2015, at the Bord Gáis 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 The Mooney Show, every Saturday evening from 6pm until 7pm, from Saturday, September 12th on RTÉ Radio 1.

    And keep watching this space for updates and more details!


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    Mooney Thursday 31 October 2013


    Richard Downes

    Richard Downes is back from Washington after reporting there as the Washington Correspondent for RTE for the past three and half years, he is now reporting with Prime Time and spoke to Derek about his time abroad.



    Bionic Walking Suit - Mark Pollick

    Mark fell from a second story window in 2010 and that fall left him paralysed from the waist down. 12 years earlier at the age of 22, he lost his sight. Mark Pollock, has a Bionic Walking Suit which aids him to walk.


    "Trunk or Treat" - Lenore Skenazy

    Halloween is upon us now and children all over Ireland are getting their costumes ready to go out knocking on doors in hope of gathering great bags of sweets and other goodies. But I'm told that this year it's more a case of "trunk or treat" rather than "trick or treat".


    Halloween Night for Animals

    Our own Michael Lawless went out to Dogstrust to find out how people should look after they're animals on Halloween night.

    Heated floors & 24 hour care, a nice home even for a dog.

    Best friends 

    All of these lovely animals are ready to be homed, click here to find out more.


    Eurovision news

    We hear from Michael Kiely as the new mentors for next year's Eurovision are announced.


    Ryan Dolan pictured above at Malmo last year.

    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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