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    Mooney, Thursday December 5th 2013


    On Mooney today...

    Following the introduction of new bankruptcy legislation, Brenda Donohue reports from the New Beginning Roadshow in Athlone. Philip Boucher Hayes puts Killorglin on the map as the least wasteful town in the country. After a new breakthrough in the development of the male contraceptive pill, we ask would YOU trust a man to take it? And three listeners attempt to beat the clock, and each other, to win a two-night New Year break at the INEC in Killarney with tickets to their New Year's Eve concert feat. Sharon Shannon, Mundy & Shane McGowan! 


    Mooney's Thursday Quiz

    It’s Mooney, it’s Thursday, so it's time for our Mooney’s Thursday Quiz! And we have a terrific prize up for grabs today: we’re going to sort out your New Years Eve!

    The INEC in Killarney have offered us a two-night stay for two people sharing one room in the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney for December 30th and 31st - including breakfast on both mornings - AND two tickets to their New Years Eve concert featuring Sharon Shannon, Mundy and Shane McGowan!

    Runners-up will get a copy of the Irish Times Book Of The Year 2013 by Peter Murtagh and everyone who takes part in the quiz will get a Mooney Pride watch...


    Food Waste

    We’ve discussed the issue of food waste on Mooney from time to time, and the statistic that always jumps out is just how much food we throw away. According to the people who know these things, one third of all the food we buy in the shops is thrown in the bin. Think about that. One in every three items we buy is wasted. That's about €700 worth of food per household, per year.

    Our colleague from Drivetime, Philip Boucher Hayes, spent some time over the summer experimenting with the good people of Killorglin in Co. Kerry. With the help of a team of food waste experts, a selection of householders, restaurants, supermarkets and other businesses tried to reduce the amount they throw out...

    The results of this "grand experiment" can be seen in Waste Watchers on RTÉ One this coming Sunday, at 6.30pm...


    The Male Contraceptive Pill

    A recent scientific breakthrough could make the male contraceptive pill a reality.  A team from Monash University in Australia have published their findings on a new technique, that works like a temporary vasectomy which stops sperm from leaving the body. Would women trust men to take the tablets? Brenda Donohue went out and about to find out...


    New Beginning

    Last Tuesday, the new bankruptcy rules came into force, which now means that you are automatically discharged from bankruptcy with all your debts written off within a maximum of three years.

    So with so many people struggling to repay mortgages on their homes, on buy-to-let properties, and all sorts of other debts, New Beginning embarked on a nationwide road show to explain to people the options that are available to them.

    New Beginning is an organisation which works with people faced with unmanageable debts. Last night, the road show was in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone and Brenda Donohue went along to find out more...

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Hung Up
      Performer(s): Madonna
      Album: Confessions On a Dance Floor
      Duration: 0:03:33
    • Title: Somebody to Love
      Performer(s): Queen
      Album: The Platinum Collection (Greatest Hits I, II & III) [Remastered]
      Duration: 0:05:08
    • Title: I've Never Been to Me
      Performer(s): Charlene
      Album: True Mellow
      Duration: 0:04:04
    • Title: Sex On Fire
      Composer: Followill/followill/followill/followill
      Performer(s): Kings Of Leon
      Album: Sex On Fire - Single - Album Version, Sony Bmg, 88697356172
      Duration: 0:03:23
    • Title: Je T' Non Plus
      Composer: Gainsbourg
      Performer(s): Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg
      Album: A Series - 25 Years Of Rock 'n' Roll 1969, Connoisseur Collection, YRNR CD69
      Duration: 0:04:16
    • Title: Kiss
      Composer: Prince
      Performer(s): Prince
      Album: Hairbrush Divas (recordno: Wsmcd152), Wsm, WSMCD152
      Duration: 0:03:43
    • Title: Spirit In the Sky
      Performer(s): Norman Greenbaum
      Album: Spirit In the Sky - The Definitive Anthology
      Duration: 0:04:11

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