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Thursday, January 10th 2013

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On today's Mooney,

Hotelier Francis Brennan tells us about latest developments in the hospitality industry, we’ve words of wisdom from some Page 3 girls, and Derek gets to experience using a parent and child car parking space...

Parent And Child Parking

The other day, Derek mentioned that if he's out shopping – not supermarket shopping! – and there are lots of empty parent-and-child spaces, then he would sometimes park there, especially if he had a lot of heavy stuff to carry. Well, the text and phone lines lit right up with your reaction - many furious with Derek, but quite a few people agreeing and saying that they do the same... So Brenda took Derek out shopping this morning, with her son Harvey, to see how would get on trying to park in a non-parent space, with a child in tow...

Francis Brennan Is At Your Service

An e-mail dropped into our in-box this morning from Failte Ireland and it confidently predicts that more and more visitors from the US and Europe will come to Ireland in 2013. That can only be good for the country and apparently bookings are already up so this confidence seems well placed.

Francis Brennan
Francis Brennan

And it’s particularly good news for Francis Brennan, who co-owns the Park Hotel in Kenmare, and co-presents At Your Service on RTÉ One (Sundays at 8:30pm) with his brother John. Francis joins Derek in studio today to explain more...

K Club Wedding Competition

About 22,000 couples get married in Ireland every year – and here on Mooney we’re going to make 2013 lucky for some with a fantastic wedding competition we’re going to be running in January in conjunction with the RTÉ Guide and The K Club! To find out more, tune in, and get a copy of the RTÉ Guide, on January 14th!

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!

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