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    NestWatch 2014 - The Herring Gull
    The Herring Gull's nest is located on a roof at the RTÉ Campus. There are three eggs in the nest, and on Tuesday, June 3rd, two of those eggs hatched! Click here to watch

    Mooney Thursday 29 May 2014

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    Mooney

    Derek Mooney with his unique mix of conversation, information, advice and entertainment
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    Mooney's Monday Quiz

    You can enter our Monday quiz by emailing Mooney@rte.ie or text 51551 after 3PM to be in with a chance to play the quiz live on air.

    This week we have a fantastic prize giveaway for a 2 night weekend stay in an Avon Ri Townhouse for 2 adults & 2 children sharing including Lunch or Dinner in the Lakeview Bar with Rooftop Terrace on 2 days/nights in Resort Clubhouse and half day activities (up to 3) on one day in the Avon Ri Adventure Centre.

    If you want to find more information about Avon Ri Lakeshore Resort & Adventure Centre click here.

    The Zipline overlooking the Blessington Lakes at the Avon Ri resort.

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    Mister World Contest

    Brenda went out to meet Ireland's entry to this year’s Mister World competition, meet Karl Bowe.

     

     

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    Derek Plays The Tinwhistle 30 Years Later!

    Derek hasn't played the tinwhistle in over 30 years, and since Brenda put him up to it, he decided to play it for listeners of The Mooney Show.
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    Dinner with Julie

     

    Producer Pat O'Mahony spotted this unusual message on the corner of Baggot Lane and Pembroke Gardens in Dublin 4 this morning, so he snapped a picture and went out to the see if he could find out who Julie is, who is missing her, and whether she will do dinner tonight.

    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.

    To contact your local wildlife ranger, click here for contact details. To read the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000, click here.

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    IMPORTANT NOTICE

    Please DO NOT send any live, dead or skeletal remains of any creature whatsoever to Mooney Goes Wild.

    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

     

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 15:21
      Title: 99 Luftballons
      Performer(s): Nena
      Performer(s): Nena
      Album: Definitive Collection: Nena
      Duration: 4:05

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