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Monday, December 3rd 2012

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On today's Mooney,

Did you know that MI5 was founded by a Kerryman? We’ll hear about the thousands of things you didn’t know in the Compendium of Amazing Irish Achievers. We talk to Lord Sebastian Coe, architect of the triumphant 2012 Olympic Games in London, who also remembers his own glory days in athletics. And Brenda Donohue reports on a special night in the Riverbank Theatre in Newbridge!

20 Years Of Text Etiquette

If you would like to find out more about the etiquette of sending text messages, as mentioned by Olan McGowan, visit www.textetiquette.com.

Amazing Irish Achievers - Ken Murray

It's the source of amusement to many that, as a race of people, we are very quick to claim as our own practically anybody that is doing alright - Barack Obama, Che Guevara, Ray Haughton... But as it happens, this little nation does have a lot of our very own high achievers. Some achievements of the sons and daughters of the nation are very impressive, and we certainly hold our stakes in getting out there and having fun.

Ken Murray is a journalist who knows a thing or two about the achievements of the Irish - he's the author of an as-yet unpublished book called Amazing Irish Achievers. He joins Derek in studio today to chat about some of them...

Win €1000 with Mooney's Money!

Today, you can win €1000 - just answer a simple question by phone or text for your chance to win. Click here to find out today's question...

Mooney Tunes

Mooney Tunes 7 will take place in the National Concert Hall on December 18th. The show will start at 8 PM, as usual. This concert has already sold out. In fact, it actually sold out on the day Derek announced it, a couple of weeks ago. HOWEVER, we are still looking for suggestions for this concert - pieces of music that you would like included. We've had quite a few e-mails already, but we are always open to hearing new stories, and inventive musical suggestions.

Because of the extraordinary demand for tickets, we've decided to organise a separate concert for the afternoon of the same day, December 18th. A full matinee concert, with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and selected performers.

It's going to be a different concert from the evening show, with a different selection of music, and it's going to be just the thing for anybody doing their Christmas shopping in the morning time, in Dublin city centre, and who fancies a fabulous musical diversion in the afternoon!

We will be selecting a different program for the afternoon show. Different from the evening show. There might be a couple of pieces in common, but by and large, distinctive shows.

Mooney Tunes Matinee
• December 18th at 3:30pm
• Prices are €15, €20, €25
• To contact the Box Office call 01 417-0000 or visit www.nch.ie

Send us in your choice of music, and why you would like it to be included, to mooney@rte.ie or to:

RTÉ Radio Centre
Dublin 4

The Island Landscape

RTÉ Television, in association with Mooney, is currently producing a major new documentary series on the history of the Irish landscape. The series will tell the story of how our landscape was created after the last major climatic event – the end of the last Ice Age, over ten thousand years ago.  And we want your help! Would you like to contribute video towards the TV series? Click here to find out what we're looking for!

Today's Podcasts

Celebrating 20 Years Of Text Messaging
Amazing Irish Achievers
Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge Expecting A Baby

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