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    Mooney, Thursday August 28th 2014

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    On Mooney today, with Shay Byrne...

    Today's programme is the final of our Singing In The Shower competition - five finalists, chosen from all those who sent us in entries of themselves singing "in the shower" at home. Today they'll sing "in" the RTÉ Radio 1 shower for a chance to win a €2,500 voucher from TileStyle and for the honour of being Mooney's 2014 Singing In The Shower winner.

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    Singers In The Shower 2014 - Live Final

    *WE HAVE NOW SELECTED OUR FINALISTS FOR THE SINGING IN THE SHOWER COMPETITION, AND WE WILL FIND OUT WHO THE WINNER IS DURING THE LIVE FINAL, THIS AFTERNOON, AUGUST 28TH. THANK-YOU TO EVERYBODY WHO ENTERED!*

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

    TileStyle is a one stop shop, offering a vast selection of high quality Bathrooms, Tiles, Stone, Wood Flooring and Paint. TileStyle is open 7 days a week and is conveniently located just off the M50 at Exit10. Their highly trained team is available to offer any advice or assistance you might need. Meet them here or drop into the stunning showroom. To find out more visit www.tilestyle.ie

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

    We asked you to send your audio recording, not to exceed one minute in duration, along with your name and contact number to mooney@rte.ie. 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 Mooney. 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. 

    Our five finalists this afternoon are Kelly McAuley from Monaghan, who sings Get Happy, Paul O'Donnell from Navan, who sings The Dance, Patricia Lee from Sandymount, who sings On Top Of The World, Barry Kavanagh from Rush, who sings My Way, and Kayleigh Cullinan from Kimmage, who sings Nella Fantasia.

    Kelly McAuley performing

    Paul O'Donnell performing

    Mooney reporter Brenda Donohue chats to Patricia Lee

    Barry Kavanagh performing

    Kayleigh Cullinan performing

    Our guest judge today is none other than the fabulous Paul Harrington!

    A couple of weeks ago, Paul mentioned that he has a new show called Lights Of Home in The Sugar Club on September 18th. It will contain entirely new material. He asked Mooney listeners to e-mail him photos around the theme of 'Light of Home'. He says he was inundated with all sorts of photos - sunsets, lighthouses etc... and he will match these images to his songs and use them in the Sugar Club gig on a big screen. So he'd like to thank Mooney listeners for sending them in!

    For more information about the concert, click here.

    Well done to all our singers on such wonderful performances - but there can only be one winner, and she is ... Kayleigh Cullinan! Congratulations Kayleigh!

    Winner Kayleigh accepting her €2,500 voucher from Tony Murphy, from TileStyle

    From left to right: Paul O'Donnell, Kelly McAuley, Kayleigh Cullinan, Shay Byrne, Brenda Donohue, Patricia Lee, Barry Kavanagh, Tony Murphy and Paul Harrington

    Richie Kavanagh's Water Meter Song!

    As you know, water charges are set to come in later this year, and ever the man with his finger on the nation's pulse, Richie Kavanagh has put pen to paper to write The Water Meter Song. He joins Shay in studio this afternoon to perform it... To purchase The Water Meter Song on iTunes, click here.

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    Richie Kavanagh's Water Meter Song

    As you know, water charges are set to come in later this year, and ever the man with his finger on the nation's pulse, Richie Kavanagh has put pen to paper to write The Water Meter Song. He joins Shay in studio this afternoon to perform it...

    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 mooney@rte.ie, with the subject line 'Singles Night Out'. And keep listening for further information!

    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.

    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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