We reveal who is D'Mammy Of The Year 2014, and the winner of a Caribbean cruise from Mooney, Sunday World, americanholidays.com and Royal Caribbean and Crystal Swing tell us why they are Livin' La Vida Loca!
Is it a banana boat or a banana float? Or do you call yours a banana split? And where do you stand on tiramisu? We're talking desserts this afternoon, and it's a topic that has you highly divided!
Join Mooney in our Eurovision Green Room at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Saturday, May 10th 2014. The party takes place in the Circle Club.
If you want to be there, all you have to do is tell us in not more than forty words why you and a friend or friends LOVE the Eurovision. All entrants/attendees must be over 18. If you are lucky enough to receive a golden invitation to our EUROVISION GREEN ROOM you will get to see all the action as it happens live from Copenhagen.
We've €1,000 to give away today to save or spend as you please, take a break from your bills, or a make a break to the sun, it's up to you!
For your chance to win the cash, answer the following competition question:
Monday, March 31st 2014
True or false: tomorrow is April Fool's Day?
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Evelyn Cusack was a big hit when she was on the programme last month. And Evelyn's been onto us today to remind you that the Met Society is hosting a Meteorogical Symposium in NUI Galway this weekend. There will be lectures and talks on Saturday and Sunday. And it's open to the public.
Meteorological Symposium in NUI Galway
There will be lectures/talks on Saturday, April 5th, 10am to 5pm on probing and measuring Ireland's Atmosphere. The highlight feature lecture will be at 4pm by Dinah Molloy on gleaming weather informations from old Whaler's logs.
The public are welcome to attend. There will be two coffee & buns breaks, and a brochure containing abstracts of each talk and some posters from PhD students on their current research.
There will also be a day-trip on Sunday, April 6th to Mace Head Atmospheric Station in Connemara.
The speakers will be from ECMWF (European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasting), Met Éireann, RPII, EPA, NUI Galway and the Marine Institute.
To book, visit www.irishmetsociety.org.
As you know yesterday was Mother's Day – and we hope all mothers were treated well, but it was also the day we found out who won D’MAMMY OF THE YEAR COMPETITION.
We had an amazing prize for the winner of a seven-night Caribbean cruise for two, and yesterday Brenda went to surprise the winner of the competition, Sandra Fitzgerald from Drimagh in Dublin...
Brenda chats to Wayne Fitzgerald as to why he nominated Sandra for D'Mammy Of The Year
The prize included return flights for two people from Dublin to Orlando, one night pre-cruise stay in a 3-star hotel in Orlando, a seven night Caribbean Cruise, sailing on Royal Caribbean International in a standard or ocean-view stateroom (subject to availability). All meals are included (except speciality dining), as is evening entertainment, Casino Royale Movie Theatre access and use of the swimming pool and fitness centre.
Sandra gets the surprise of her life!
Sandra gets congratulated on winning D'Mammy competition
D'Mammy Of The Year 2014: Sandra Fitzgerald
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