Mooney Wednesday 13 August 2014


The prestigious annual Rose D'Or Awards (now in their 55th year) honour the very best of international radio, TV and online entertainment programmes, and they will take place later this year.  Over 400 programmes from more than 130 broadcasters and production companies in 33 different countries were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or awards.  For the first time, a new competition category, 'Radio Event Of The Year' was created.  We entered European Dawn Chorus in this category, and we're absolutely delighted to let you know that we're one of the final nominees!!  And another programme from the Mooney team, called A Very Merry Mooney Tunes, has been shortlisted in the Radio - Music Show category! Click here to read more about the 2016 Rose D'Or Finalists, and click here to relive - and re-listen to - all the beautiful Dawn Chorus birdsong from right across Europe.

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

Peregrine falcon illegally shot in Co Wexford

Peregrine falcon illegally shot in Co Wexford

Really disturbing news emerged this morning, disturbing for anybody with a love of Ireland's native birds.

A young peregrine falcon has been euthanised in Wexford, when it was found with severe and painful injuries consistent with being shot with a shot gun.

Now, disturbing is one word. Distressing another. But let's not forget, this action - the action shooting a protected bird - is also illegal and barbaric.

Niall Hatch, from Bird Watch Ireland, is here in studio to talk about protecting our wild birds in general. And on the line from Wexford, we have Dominic Berridge of the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve at the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Important note. Members of the public are asked to contact Dominic Berridge of the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve at the National Parks and Wildlife Service if they have any information on 076-1002660


Paul Harrington

Paul Harrington



Paul Harrington joins Derek in the studio for a catch up and to hear some of the entries for the Sing In The Shower competition. If you have a picture of your idea of light of home and you would like to send to Paul Harrington you can email it to


Womens Rugby World Cup

Womens Rugby World Cup

Derek chats to Brenda who is live from Eldons bar in Clonmel with the fans gathered to with this evenings semi final - Michael Corcoran talks to Derek from the Stad Jean Bouin in Paris

Mooney’s Singers In The Shower


The winner of MOONEY’s Singing in the Shower competition will get a Voucher from TileStyle worth €2500.

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To enter, all you have to do is make an audio recording of yourself singing in the shower. (If you do this during your daily wash you will not waste water).

Send your audio recording, not to exceed one minute in duration, along with your name and contact number to Please do not send recordings of original compositions. Click here to read terms and conditions for RTÉ.ie and click here to read competition terms and conditions.
Entry to the competition confirms your acceptance of these terms and conditions.
The prize for Ireland's Best Singer in the Shower, as decided by our panel of judges, will be announced on the Mooney show. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Please note that if you submit a recording, RTÉ reserve the right to use this material as it sees fit in accordance with the terms and conditions for rté.ie



Singles Night Out!

Singles Night Out!

We are organising a singles night out for our listeners who are over 35! The where and when is still being finalised, but if you are interested in joining in the fun, then send us an e-mail! Let us know your age, gender, and if you are single. You must be available to travel to the venue at your own expense. Please send your e-mail to, with the subject line 'Singles Night Out'. And keep listening for further information!

Search For A Child Star Finalists

Search For A Child Star Finalists

Earlier this year, we launched our competition to find Ireland's newest child star. The competition was open to boys and girls who were aged 10 years old or under. We asked you to record a piece that was no more than three minutes long, and e-mail it in to us.

The finalists, in no particular order, are:

- Hannah Kinsella (9 years old, from Lucan, Co. Dublin) with Pushover
- Nikki Brown (8 years old, from Saggart, Co. Dublin) with Colours Of The Wind
- Anna Lily Fox (6 years old, from Ballinalee, Co. Longford) with a Johnny Cash medley
- Laoise Farrell (9 years old, from Ogonnolloe. Co. Clare) with The Call
- Alannah Bermingham (10 years old, from Kilmacud, Dublin) with Colours Of The Wind

The date for the final will be announced shortly and the winner will perform at our Christmas Mooney Tunes concert.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Catch Me If You Can

Performer(s): Walking On Cars

Duration: 4:36


Title: Sea Sessions - Catch Me If You Can

Performer(s): Walking On Cars

Duration: 4:34


Title: Telekinetic Forest Guard (2fm Session)

Performer(s): Overhead The Albatross

Duration: 8:46


Title: The Storm

Performer(s): Paul Harrington

Album: Grow Old With Me - EP

Duration: 6:06



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