We catch up with young musician Remy Naidoo who got her big break on this programme and is now featuring on the Voice; we hear about Linguaswap – a new way to learn a foreign language; and the search for a child star to rival Shirley Temple and Mickey Rooney continues...
As you probably know by now, Shirley Temple very sadly died on Monday 10th February, aged 85. But although any death is a sad occasion, in the case of Shirley Temple, there is so much to celebrate about her truly remarkable life.
Well, they say when one door closes, another one opens. And by way of honouring the memory of Shirley Temple, we on MOONEY are launching a search for a new stage prodigy for the 21st century. .... A bright young star to join the long list of youngsters who have brightened up our screens, our stages, and our music players over the decades.
In short, were looking for the next Shirley Temple, if you’re a girl. Or the next Mickey Rooney, if you’re a boy! Remember Mickey Rooney??? Another great and long-lasting talent, throughout the last century.
So, what exactly are we looking for?
Well, you must be under 10 years of age.
You must be prepared to demonstrate your talent to the world. And by talent, we are keeping the door wide open for singers, comedians, yodellers, ventriloquists.............. well, it's radio. Maybe not ventriloquists!
And you must, of course, have the permission of your parents.
How do you enter??? Well, much like our "singing in the shower" competition, we want you to record yourself doing your little routine, no more than 3 minutes duration.
You can record on your iPhone, your smart phone, your computer, if it has the facility. Or even a more professional facility, if you want.
And then e-mail your entry Mooney@RTE.ie
Put the title "search for a child star" on the subject field of your e-mail.
And who knows?? If you are good enough, we might find a special outlet for your talents.... ? There's a little concert we run on this show .... It takes place show twice a year, in a certain premiere theatre venue ..... With a certain top-class orchestra???
We are really looking forward to hearing all your entries. Closing Date for all entries is Friday 28th February 2014
This is a link to Hunter Hayes, the Country Music Singer,when he was age 4 singing with Hank Williams Jr.
We catch up with young musician Remy Naidoo who got her big break on this programme and is now featuring on The Voice
Lots of countries have national broadcasters. Ireland has RTE. The UK has the BBC - and the world’s smallest country, The Vatican, has ‘Vatican TV’ and ‘Vatican Radio’ – which was set up in 1931 by Guglielmo Marconi himself!
It’s run by the Jesuit Order and 200 journalists worldwide help supply it with programming including one Irish intern! The first ever intern in Vatican Radio!
His name is Michael Gannon, he is 33 years old, he’s from Newbridge. He’s training to be a journalist and he is an Ambassador for Down Syndrome Ireland.
He was in Rome with Downs Syndrome Ireland. Sean Patrick Lovett is the Director of English language programming in Vatican Radio and he gave Michael a placement at the radio station. So Michael, his Mum and his Dad took an apartment in Rome for 2 weeks while Michael did his placement.
Good Morning Kildare and Ireland was set up a year ago last March.
This Project is a friendly Phone Call Service to anyone in Ireland who would like to receive a phone call FREE OF CHARGE, from one of our trained Garda Vetted Operators. We discuss everyday topics such as weather, soaps, farming, sports, any Good news in the papers etc. The picture shows the committee with Brenda Donohue in Allenwood in their offices.
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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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If you find an injured animal or bird, please contact the National Parks & Wildlife Service on 1890 20 20 21, or BirdWatch Ireland, on 01 281-9878, or visit www.irishwildlifematters.ie