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    Mooney Monday 2 June 2014

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    Derek Mooney with his unique mix of conversation, information, advice and entertainment

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    Louis Walsh's New Band Hometown

    Last year Louis Walsh put out a call to form a new boy band, and now they’re complete! Meet Josh Grey, Dean Gibbons, Brendan Murray, Cian Morrin, Dayl Cronin and Ryan McLoughlin.

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    Christ The Redeemer Selfie

    Derek chats to 31 year old, Lee Thompson, who took a ‘selfie’ on top of the 30 meter high (124ft) Christ The Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lee Thompson is the boss of UK based travel company, The Flash Pack.

    As this has been the 'Year of the Selfie' Pat O'Mahony also took to the streets of Dublin to find about your selfies. 

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    GOOD NEWS - Collapsed Crow's Nest

    On Friday’s MOONEY GOES WILD (30th May), Vernice Barnley, from Athlone, told MOONEY listeners, about a crow's nest in her chimney that had collapsed into the fireplace. After getting some advice, Vernice moved the nest, and the baby birds, into the garden shed. Much to her surprise, the parents returned to find the nestlings in the shed and continued to feed them as normal. Vernice told Derek today that, over the weekend, the four young Jackdaws had fledged and left the garden.

    Well done Vernice :)  

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    England at the World Cup

    The World Cup kicks off in 10 days time, on Thursday 12th June, and ‘We Are One – Ole, Ola’, featuring Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez is its official anthem. Whether or not the fans will be singing it though is yet to be seen. Over the years in Ireland, we’ve had some very catchy World Cup tunes and our neighbours England are still singing ‘Football’s Coming Home’, even though it’s from the 1990s.

    As England are our nearest neighbours, we thought we’d listen to their official song, and take a look back at some of their memorable offerings. Derek chats with Fergus Sweeney.

     

     

    Selfie Competition

    We're giving you the opportunity to win a fabulous 'Selfie' prize. All you have to do is take a selfie like the one below, log on to www.sundayworld.com and send it in. It's as simple as that! 

    Sunway Holidays, Ireland’s largest 100% Irish Owned Tour Operator with over 70 destinations worldwide has teamed up with Sutter Home and the Sunday World to give away a holiday to the Westin Verasa Napa Valley, California for 5 nights for 2 people.

    Embark on a wonderful journey through California's Central Coast. With over 300 miles of breathtakingly beautiful coastline and 14,333 square miles of spectacular California landscape, there is so much so see and do.

    The Westin Napa Valley is located on the riverbank in the heart of downtown Napa and within walking distance to more than 15 Napa wine tasting rooms, numerous restaurant and dining options, and surrounded by plenty of boutique and specialty shopping.

    Replenish your spirit and sense of fun this season at The Westin Verasa Napa Hotel with Sunway, and experience all that downtown Napa has to offer. Experience the bloom of spring, the peak of summer, the autumn harvest or the cozy ambience of winter in luxury at this Napa Valley hotel.

    Fly with Sunway Holidays, the USA Specialists and Aer Lingus to California. Aer Lingus fly five times a week direct from Dublin to San Francisco. For more information on fares and schedules visit aerlingus.com.

    Prize also includes:

    • 2 nights at Sutter Home winery
    • VIP wine tour and tasting
    • Dinner at the Sutter Home winery
    • Transfers to/from San Fran
    • 6 bottles of Sutter Home White Zinfandel for the top 5 winners

    Log on to www.sundayworld.com and send in your selfie for a chance to win this fabulous prize!

    Entrants must be 18 or over. 

     

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    Flora Women's Mini Marathon

    The Flora Women's Mini Marathon passes right by RTÉ, so Brenda went outside to chat with some of the runners as they passed the 7 kilometre mark. 

    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

    • 16:21
      Title: Spirit In The Sky
      Performer(s): Norman Greenbaum
      Performer(s): Norman Greenbaum
      Album: Spirit In the Sky - The Definitive Anthology
      Duration: 4:11

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