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Archive 2007: October

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October 2007
Wednesday, October 31st 2007  Listen
On Mooney today, Fair City's Dave Duffy takes a simulated driving test, Mario Martinez tells us why the stigmata continues to fascinate him, Richard Collins reports from the Passive House conference taking place at Croke Park, Lisa Fitzpatrick styles Mr Gay Ireland Barry Meegan, and Neil Hughes has advice for us on pensions!
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Tuesday, October 30th 2007  Listen
On Mooney today, we meet Emerald Warriors rugby player Barry Meegan who has been crowned Mr Gay Ireland 2007. Fire officer Greg Matthews of Rathfarnham Station will be speaking about fire safety in the home with advice and tips on how to minimise risk. Richard talks to Daragh Muldowney about his unique photography. Niall Martin will be looking at a philanthropy initiative in Monaghan and to top it off Brian Lally visits Partry, Co. Mayo to see the tidiest bottle bank in Ireland!
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Monday, October 29th 2007  Listen
On Mooney today, Philip McCabe is in studio with his citizen's advice slot. Brenda is in Merrion Square with the O'Donoghue Family who hope to become the largest family ever to complete a marathon - all 15 of them! Louis Walsh joins us on the line along with Aoife Mulholland who is playing 'Maria' in the West End production of The Sound of Music. And to top it all off we will have Margaret Browne, Rachel Deverill and Jenny Bristow talking about some beautiful seasonal dishes.
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Friday, October 26th 2007  Listen
On Mooney today, we have our panel Eanna and Terry who are joined by Ken Whelan. We will be going north to take a look at the Antarctic Treaty with Senator Shane Ross. We find out about killer Ladybirds in the U.S. and rampaging Ladybirds in the UK! Is time running out for our marine life? Ken Whelan investigates. Terry reports from Clondalkin where there still seem to be election posters up. Are the ducklings that have been seen along Dublin's Grand Canal early or late? Ron Hill will be on the line to speak about what he has seen. To cap it all off we will have The Saw Doctors in studio singing their People in Need Telethon Song - "I Used to Love Her".
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Thursday, October 25th 2007  Listen
On Mooney today, Dermot O'Neill is in studio and today he is concentrating on winter bedding. Brenda hears about a concert in memory of a special 14 year old. Derek speaks to nutritionist Jonny Bowden about the 10 best foods we aren't eating. Eurovosion winner Paul Harrington will also be in studio to sing an Elton John song!
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Wednesday, October 24th 2007  Listen
On Mooney today, we talk to Pascal Cotte (the man who digitised the Mona Lisa), Chris Lawlor tells us why the view from his office must be the best in the country, Brian Flynn tells us all about Michael Collins - The Musical, we hear about Ireland's first fashion website, and Neil Hughes is in studio with tax advice for the self-employed.
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Tuesday, October 23rd 2007  Listen
On Mooney today, Brenda reports on the opening of Menopause: The Musical. Derek will be chatting to Eithne Casey and Jeremiah Ahern, members of the Irish National Expedition Team to reach the South Pole and Beyond. We also talk to Niall Martin about windfarms and gynaecologist Rita Galimberti will be talking to us about the menopause.
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Monday, October 22nd 2007  Listen
On Mooney today, Brenda takes a look at some of the preparations people are making for Hallowe'en, and also chats to some of those who'll be heading along to Menopause: The Musical this evening; we learn all about the Turoe Stone, and Philip McCabe joins Derek in studio for more Citizens' Information...
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Friday, October 19th 2007  Listen
On Mooney today, is water the new crisis? UK environmentalist Fred Pierce tells us what we need to know. We also find out about Wave Bob, and a gold rush in Hollywood... Northern Ireland. Plus Terry Flanagan on mushrooms (he's a fun-gi to be with! Our apologies for that gag, we'll blame that one on our producer Brian!)
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Thursday, October 18th 2007  Listen
On Mooney today, Dermot O'Neill tells us about the wonderful Autumn colours of Mount Usher gardens, Richard Collins is in Berlin ahead of the Prix Europa (Mooney has been shortlisted for this prestigious award), Ali Fitzgibbon introduces us to the world of the baby rave, and Brenda Donohue and Linda Martin chat about Menopause: The Musical!
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Wednesday, October 17th 2007  Listen
On Mooney today, Derek chats to charming songstress Katie Melua, we find just how friendly the Irish are, Brenda Donohue takes a look at some of the preparations people are making for Hallowe'en, Ed Godsell tells us about his new film The Shed, and Neil Hughes answers all your tax queries!
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Tuesday, October 16th 2007  Listen
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Friday, October 12th 2007  Listen
On Mooney today we have our panel Richard and Eanna who are joined by Pat Neville of Coillte who will be speaking about bogs and their restoration. We also speak to Nobel Prize winner Sir Martin J Evans. All that and Mosquito's in the studio!
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Thursday, October 11th 2007  Listen
On Mooney today, Gardening with Dermot O' Neill and music from a Bavarian Marching Band.
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Wednesday, October 10th 2007  Listen
On Mooney today, Paulio Tullio discusses authentic Italian food, Brenda meet's 'Young at Heart' the singing group from Massachusetts who range in age from 72 to 88 and Paddy O' Gorman discusses the changing face of the Pet Shop. Meanwhile Neil Hughes informs us all about our tax entitlements.
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Tuesday, October 9th 2007  Listen
On Mooney today, Dermot Somers, mountaineer and broadcaster discusses endangered languages along with Dr Gregory Andersen,Co-Director of National Geographic's Enduring Voices Project and director of Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages. We know about about kids having attention problems, but it's something that's happening to adults in offices as well - and Peter Moore, Editor of MEN'S HEALTH magazine, joins Derek on the line from New York to tell us what the culprit is.
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Monday, October 8th 2007  Listen
On Mooney today, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Maeve Binchy talk about their contribution to a new book called 'Lifestory' which offers people the guidance and inspiration that they need to delve into their memory and discover the histories of their loves ones. The funds raised from the sale of LifeStory will support the Irish Hospice Foundation's pioneering Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme. Also today, Brian Lally asks Éanna Ní Lamhna about Headlice - these annoying little fellows who can throw our lives into disarray ! Brenda is in studio to launch a competition for 100 tickets for listeners to go to 'Menopause, The Musical' which opens this month in the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin. The Mooney Show night out is Monday October 22nd. And, Michael Culloty from MABS tells Derek about a new help line service for people in financial dificulty.
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Friday, October 5th 2007  Listen
On Mooney Goes Wild today, Eric Dempsey is in to chat about Finding Birds In Ireland, we hear why the Tasmanian devil may be under threat of extinction, Terry Flanagan reports on butterflies, Derek chats to Bill Lishman about tracking birds, Alistair Griffiths from the Eden Project tells us about the hoodia, Barry O'Donoghue on why he's contucting a survey of hen harriers, and one of our five lucky daily winners will win a fantastic trip to Antarctica!
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Thursday, October 4th 2007  Listen
On Mooney today, Dermot O'Neill our gardening expert answers your questions and queries. If you have a query for Dermot today email the programme on mooney@rte.ie or call 1850 715 900 between 3pm and 4.30pm. Niall Martin presses apple juice live from an orchard in Wexford, plus the 10 best things to eat!
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Wednesday, October 3rd 2007  Listen
On Mooney today, Andy Irvine performs live in studio, Paddy O'Gorman chats about life on the ocean, Brenda meets two women who have had breast enlargements, and Neil Hughes explains how we are becoming a cashless society.
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Tuesday, October 2nd 2007  Listen
On Mooney today, we talk to Pat Shortt about his role as Josie in the new Irish feature film Garage. Rónán Johnston comes into studio to perform a song from his new album Songs of Consolation. We hear all about food supplements from Anne Darcy, and Mark Daly, presenter of RTÉ's Home Salvage programme, joins Derek to talk about seperating the treasures from the trash!
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Monday, October 1st 2007  Listen
On Mooney today, we find out what rights students - and landlords - have when it comes to renting, Brenda Donohue reports from Balbriggan's Educate Together School, Justine O'Mahony tells us how she got on during her car-free week, and on the eve of the Special Olympics World Summer Games starting in China, Mary Davis remembers what a privilege it was for Ireland to host the Games four years ago.
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