It will hardly have escaped your notice that country music mega-star Garth Brooks is going to be making a come-back right here in Ireland in two concerts scheduled for Croke Park in July.
Tickets went on sale this morning Thursday 30th of January, but some ardent fans have started queuing early to avoid disappointment and to be sure to be sure that they manage to secure some of these red-hot tickets.
The place is Dungannon in County Tyrone and the location is Stuart’s Music Shop, owner Raymond Stuart spoke to Derek.
If you would like more information about Stuart's shop you can click here.
Nathan Carter launching his Album at Stewart's shop pictured above.
As you know we’re broadcasting from Derry today and Derek is joined by Radio Foyle’s Mark Patterson who presents The Mark Patterson Show in BBC Radio Foyle.
Mark Patterson pictured above.
I’m standing here in the home of Amanda McDonagh and her husband Dermot McGeavy on the Culmore Road in Derry, just a mile from Muff and the Donegal border. Leather, buckles, hats and belts can all be bought on
Perfect fashionwear for anyone who is planning to go see Garth Brooks this July, you can find more information on Total Western Wear website click here.
The Henry Girls have come in to say hello all the way from Inisowen in county Donegal. Sisters Karen, Lorna and Joleen McLaughlin spoke to Derek from Derry, you can find more information on their website here.
The new Album is called “Louder than words”
If you would like to see The Henry Girls, their up-coming tour dates are listed below;
Jan 30th Langton House Hotel, John Street, Kilkenny
Jan 31st Source Arts Centre in Thurles
Feb 1st Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda
Feb 8th An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny
Feb 14th Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown
Feb 15th Riverside Theatre, University of Ulster, Coleraine
Feb16th Spirit Store , Dundalk
Feb 24th Mick Murphy’s Ballymore Eustace
Feb 25th Cunningham's , Kildare
Feb 28th The Tea Room Sessions Carrick-On-Suir
Nathan Carter speaks to Derek on the line from Belfast.
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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Presenter: Derek Mooney