Mooney, Monday November 4th 2013


The prestigious annual Rose D'Or Awards (now in their 55th year) honour the very best of international radio, TV and online entertainment programmes, and they will take place later this year.  Over 400 programmes from more than 130 broadcasters and production companies in 33 different countries were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or awards.  For the first time, a new competition category, 'Radio Event Of The Year' was created.  We entered European Dawn Chorus in this category, and we're absolutely delighted to let you know that we're one of the final nominees!!  And another programme from the Mooney team, called A Very Merry Mooney Tunes, has been shortlisted in the Radio - Music Show category! Click here to read more about the 2016 Rose D'Or Finalists, and click here to relive - and re-listen to - all the beautiful Dawn Chorus birdsong from right across Europe.

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Derek investigates why the movie Captain Phillips is literally making people sick. Dr. Kate Coleman tells us about her battle with cancer. And Derek launches Mooney Tunes 9 at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre - book your ticket from 3pm TODAY to avoid disappointment!

Mooney's Honeymooners, with the Sunday World!

Mooney has teamed up with the Sunday World ( to give one very special couple a second honeymoon! We are looking for Ireland's favourite couple - and that couple could win a dream trip to San Francisco, worth a whopping €10,000!!!

Grab a copy of next Sunday's Sunday World, on November 10th, when the competition will be launched, and you'll be able to find out how you can enter!

Mooney Tunes 9 - Ticket Launch!

On Monday, December 16th, Mooney Tunes 9 will take place at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin!

The ninth concert in our hugely popular series of Mooney Tunes will be a variety Christmas concert with various singers and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.  Listeners requests will be read out and their songs will be played. There will be love songs, songs you will sing along to, beautiful classical music and lots of Christmassy tunes to get you in the festive mood a week before Christmas!

The Mooney Tunes concerts have been extremely successful, and tickets often sell-out within hours of going on sale.  So when do ticket sales begin for Mooney Tunes 9? Well, today as it happens - at 3pm to be exact!  Mooney reporter Katriona McFadden reports live from the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, where she meets Theatre Manager Stephen Falloon, and some of you buying your tickets from the Box Office!

The benefit of buying the tickets in person at the theatre box office is that there is no service charge to pay. Tickets are priced from €14.50 and go up to €20, €28, €34 and €39.50, depending on where you are sitting.

Tickets are also on sale online from, Ticketmaster outlets and from the Ticketmaster phonelines:

0818 719 377 - Republic of Ireland Customers
0844 847 2455 - Northern Ireland Customers
00 353 1 456 9569 - International Customers

Tickets bought from online or on the phone are subject to a 12.5% service charge so, for example, that would make the €14.50 ticket, the cheapest ticket, €16.60.  If you buy your tickets in person from a Ticketmaster outlet there will be a €2.50 flat fee service charge, and there is no service charge whatsoever if you buy them in person at the box office here at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

But whichever way you choose to get your tickets for Mooney Tunes 9, we suggest that you do it as soon as possible after 3pm, when they go on sale! It's the perfect pre-Christmas concert - but tickets will go early, so get yours as soon as you can to avoid disappointment!  For more information about the concert, visit

Captain Phillips & Seasickness

Cinemagoers throughout Ireland have reported feeling a bit seasick whilst watching Tom Hanks' latest movie, Captain Phillips. The film tells the story of merchant mariner Captain Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean during the Maersk Alabama hijacking in 2009.

But can merely watching a movie prompt sickness? Meabh Mooney talks to Ellen Roche, who was sick whilst watching the film, and cinema manager Stephanie Tuite, and Derek is joined in studio by Dr. Kate Coleman, who is an eye surgeon at the Blackrock Clinic and founder of the Right To Sight charity, who talks about how what we watch can have an effect on our sense of balance and the state of our stomachs!

Kate Coleman's Cancer Battle

It's a while since Kate Coleman, an eye surgeon at the Blackrock Clinic and founder of the Right To Sight charity, has been in studio - and the reason is that she's been fighting cancer, as she tells Derek today...

Music Played on the Show


Title: What You Waiting For

Composer: Stefani/perry

Performer(s): Gwen Stefani

Album: Now 60

Duration: 3:20



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