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Archive 2008: January

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January 2008
Thursday, January 31st 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, we have a wonderful competition to find Irelands most romantic parents and we are giving the winners a fabulous 5 star weekend break in Lough Rynn Castle in Mohill, Co. Leitrim! Brenda will be talking to 3 people who went back to adult education. Moya Brennan and Cora Venus Lunny will be in studio to talk to Derek and give us a song. Jerry Kennelly speaks to Derek about an Entrepreneur Boot Camp. Paddy O'Gorman talks to some early drinkers and Cllr. Brian Fitzgerald is on the phone about overhead power lines and the lightsaber effect.
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Wednesday, January 30th 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, Brenda Donohue reports on a different type of home entertainment, Jean Scott explains what tinnitus is, Jerry Kennelly explains why he's set up a 'boot camp' for entrepreneurs, Steven Price gives us his tips for buying an environmentally-friendly car, and Neil Hughes runs down the Top Five Rogue Traders.
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Tuesday, January 29th 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, Mark Cagney tells us about Hearing Awareness Week.John O'Halloran will be joining us from Cork with an update on the nesting blackbirds in UCC. With one week to go to Pancake Tuesday we have Chef Kevin Dundon in studio to advise us on pancake preparation. We have ear specialist Mark Rafferty in to advise on good ear care. Atlantic rowing hero, Ray Carroll is in our Galway studio. And just in case some of you get abducted in the future by aliens we have Simon Burgess to advise on proper insurance.
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Monday, January 28th 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, Mark Cagney tells us about Hearing Awareness Week, Brenda Donohue catches up with our Sean Nós culture vultures, we've live music from Albert Niland, Marion Carroll tells us about being cured at Knock, and Philip McCabe is back to answer your consumer questions.
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Friday, January 25th 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, we have Eanna and Richard in studio and they will be joined by John O'Halloran who will be talking about the Blackbird chicks who are nesting in UCC. Gerry Murphy will also be joining us from Cork alongside Niall Martin to talk about bio fuels. Matthew Jebb will be on the line to talk about the giant palm trees of Madagascar and Leo Oosterhagel will tell us about Dublin Zoo's best year ever!
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Thursday, January 24th 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, Dermot O'Neill tells us all about the fascinating Jim Thompson, and gives Derek a guiding hand with his garden, You're A Star judge Michelle Heaton pops into studio to give us the lowdown on the finalists, Mario Martinez tells us about the stigmata and centenarians, and one month on since the death of Joe Dolan, Brenda Donohue and Darren Smith remember the Maestro of Mullingar.
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Wednesday, January 23rd 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, Neil Hughes will be in to discuss the recently turbulent world of finance. Brenda will be in studio with some of her Sean Nůs singers on the line. Steve Rabette tells Derek about business in Russia and Dave O'Brian discusses car valeting.Niall Martin will also join us from a chipper in Ranelagh to discuss Michelin stars!
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Tuesday, January 22nd 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, Rossa Ó Snodaigh tells us about his journey along the Ganges, Brenda Donohue finds out if our Desperate Househusband is keeping up his cleaning and looks for listeners who want to learn Sean Nós, and Colm Campbell and Aoife O'Neill tell us how to cope with back pain.
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Monday, January 21st 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, Philip McCabe is in studio to help with citizen's advice - this week Philip will be focusing on minimum wage and pensions. Terry reports on an interesting horse with the markings of a Dalmatian. We will be playing the musical treat 'Simple Gifts' by Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss. John Demartini talks to Derek following a seminar he gave to juvenile offenders in St. Patrick's Institution. We talk about suicide bereavement and Irish Independent Columnist David Quinn talks about the condemnation of the Harry Potter books by the Pope.
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Friday, January 18th 2008  Listen
On Mooney Goes Wild today, Richard and Eanna are in studio today to share their wisdom as always. Aubrey Manning will be in to tell us about World Year of Planet Earth and John O'Halloran will tell us about a Blackbird who has laid 3 eggs in UCC. We will be talking about the reintroduction of Red Squirrels into Newcastlewest and Terry is reporting on Starlings. Niall Hatch is in to talk about climate change. It has been Dublin Zoo's best year ever! Leo Oostevagel will be on the line to tell us all about it and Matthew Jebb will be on the line talking about the Madagascar Palm!
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Thursday, January 17th 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, Peter Brittain tells us how his grandfather founded the former Swastika Laundry in Ballsbridge, Niall Quinn gives us his thoughts on the power of WAGs, David Quinn fills us in on the Pope v. Harry Potter, and Mary Mitchell tells us about the hottest new fitness craze: laughter yoga!
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Wednesday, January 16th 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, Neil Hughes will be in with his regular financial advice slot. This week he will be talking about stock market turbulence and the Mooney portfolio of shares for this year. Fiona McLoughlin of privateseller.ie will be in studio to tell us about property bargains in Ireland. Brenda will be talking about dancing classes for the over 50's.Dr. Paul Redmond will be talking about helicopter parenting. We have Mooney's Money and Irishman in Moscow Steve Rabbett will be in studio to talk about business in Russia.
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Tuesday, January 15th 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, Paddy O'Gorman reports on the changing face of Dublin's Moore Street, Brenda Donohue reports on how our Desperate Househusbands got on learning to clean at the Beacon Hotel, 40 years on from the release of Astral Weeks we travel around Van Morrison's Belfast, we chat to Andrew Gullimore about a new boxing documentary - Troid Fuilteach - on TG4 tomorrow night, and we find out about Reinhardt Von Hof from Limerick, who is also on La Mondiale and rowing across the Atlantic!
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Monday, January 14th 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, we speak to Ray Carroll who is rowing across the Atlantic to promote and raise money for AWARE. Philip McCabe will be in with his regular Monday citizens advice slot. Mooney's very own Sinead Mooney took a trip to IKEA in Belfast over the weekend and she will be in to tell us all about it.Wine connoisseur and critic Mary Dowey will be in to discuss how expensive wine can taste better. Plus Niall Martin tells us about modern philanthropy, Monaghan-style!
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Friday, January 11th 2008  Listen
On Mooney Goes Wild today, we'll be broadcasting from the 2008 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS in Dublin. Derek, along with Richard Collins, Eanna ni Lamhna, Terry Flanagan and Prof. John O'Halloran, will be taking a look at the exhibits, meeting some former winners, finding out about the British Antarctic Survey and chatting to Aussie bugman Dale Treadwell! And don't forget to also visit the RTÉ Young Scientist website: http://blogs.rte.ie/ie/youngscientist08/, or the official BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition website!
Thursday, January 10th 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, we find out why China is banning the plastic bag, Paddy O'Gorman goes shopping for First Communion outfits, Harvard University's Prof. Mahadevin explains why flying carpets could become a reality, Dermot O'Neill learns all about a major new garden being created in Carlow, Sophie Camus tells us all about the impressionist paintings being sold and Louis Copeland talks us through the history of the tie!
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Wednesday, January 9th 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, Brenda will be in to tell us how she is getting on with her Desperate Househusbands with a few nominees on the line. Neil Hughes will be in to discuss the Mooney Shares Portfolio and the Mooney Dream Budget prediction! Are neck ties a health hazard? Mel Bates will be on the line to tell us. Rebecca Brady will tell us how long we will live which won't be long if the following topic, Smirting takes hold - smoking and flirting - a new way to meet that someone special! Danny Healy Rea will be on the line to fill us in.
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Tuesday, January 8th 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, as the Desperate Housewives return tonight to RTÉ2, Brenda Donohue's on the lookout for Ireland's Desperate Househusbands! Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Eoin Stephens is in talking about his work, we chat to author Nicholas Hobbes about his book Stumped!, Terry Flanagan reports on the flotsam and jetsam that washes onto the Bull Island, and Derek talks to Dr. Charles Sheppard, a doctor with a specialist interest in M.E.
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Monday, January 7th 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, Philip McCabe will be in studio to help with citizen's advice. Paddy O'Gorman has been experiencing Christmas Russian style. We will be talking to Dublin publican Pat about his search for a treatment for ME and Mary O'Dea, Consumer Director, Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority will be talking to Derek about the post Christmas financial reality that is January!
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Friday, January 4th 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, we find out about the minke whale washed up in Galway, Ken Macken from the Environmental Protection Agency chats to Eanna about the Kyoto Protocol, Prof. Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan from Harvard tells us why magic carpets could become a reality, Terry Flanagan reports on World Braille Day, vet Andrew Byrne on blind animals and veterinary nurses, mysterious parrots, early swallows and much much more!
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Thursday, January 3rd 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, Kevin Dudley tells you all you need to know about composting, Liam Lynch has advice on men's health, Terry Flanagan reports on finding foster homes for abandoned dogs, and Alistair Gibson explains why the Phil Parker Lightning Process is so successful in curing M.E.
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Wednesday, January 2nd 2008  Listen
On Mooney today, Duncan Stewart tells us how to get the New Year off to a greener start, we've live music from Moving Hearts, Terry Flanagan reports on finding foster homes for abandoned dogs, and Colm Rapple has advice for family finances in 2008
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Tuesday, January 1st 2008  Listen
A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR LISTENERS, FROM EVERYONE ON THE MOONEY TEAM!

In a special broadcast pre-recorded at Dublin's Tivoli Theatre, Richard Collins, June Rodgers and Philip McCabe pit their wits against Eanna ni Lamhna, Paul Harrington and Dermot O'Neill in the annual Mooney quiz. There are giveaways for the audience, music from Declan O'Rourke, The Biatch Collective and Pat Treacy (amongst others) - plus we give one audience member €10,000 of Mooney's Money to kickstart the New Year!
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