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Thursday, January 24th 2008

Not only do we have €1000 to be won today - just answer a simple question between now & 16:20 to make your day so much better - but one of our five daily winners this week will also win a fantastic 5* holiday to Malta! Click here for more details...

Joe Dolan's month's mind mass will be held in Mullingar Cathedral this Sunday, so perhaps now would be the right time to take a look back over his life, and appreciate the immense joy and fun he brought to thousands of people. Brenda interviewed Joe many times, and Darren Smith, formerly of EMI, worked with Joe on albums such as Joe's 90's. They remember the Mullingar Maestro, and we hear two of his classics: Good Lookin' Woman and The Universal.

Last Sunday the You're A Star juggernaut finally arrived at Helix in Dublin for the beginning of the live shows that will take us all the way to the final in March. One of the judges this year is Michelle Heaton, formerly of Liberty X, and she joins Derek in studio with the lowdown on this year's finalists. Plus we chat to Mike McNamara, from Ardnacrusha, Co. Clare, who was voted off the show on Sunday. You're A Star is broadcast on RTÉ One on Sundays at 6:30pm - for more information, visit the You're A Star website or their Bebo site.

Now we spoke to our next guest a couple of months ago - when Padre Pio was in the news, you'll remember that doubts were cast on the authenticity of his Stigmata by an Italian writer. Well we got in touch with a world expert in Stigmata in the US, a physchologist called Mario Martinez, and so impressed were we that we resolved to meet up next time he was in the country. Well, Mario Martinez is in the country for a workshop, focussing on two fronts: Centenarians and Stigmata. His workshop takes place on Saturday, February 2nd 2008 from 10am to 5:30pm, at the Stillorgan Park Hotel, Dublin. The cost is €125.

The Andrews Sisters were the Sugarbabes of their day, and more - selling between 75 and 100 million records and epitomising an era. And now to pay tribute to them we have a group called The Bugle Babes - Derby Brown, Suzanna de Rixon and Karen Egan. They sing the classic Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree. The Bugle Babes' The Story Of The Andrews Sisters will play in the National Concert Hall on Tuesday January 29th at 8pm. Click here for more information.

Dermot O'Neill tells us how the garden at the Mary Aikenhead centre is faring, and how the makeover on Derek's garden is going. To see Dermot's notes, click here...

And we congratulate Tom Monaghan from Co. Mayo on not only winning €1000 of Mooney's Money, but also entering our draw to win a 5* holiday to Malta! To find out how you could win €1000 tomorrow, click here...