Tuesday, February 12th 2013


The prestigious annual Rose D'Or Awards (now in their 55th year) honour the very best of international radio, TV and online entertainment programmes, and they will take place later this year.  Over 400 programmes from more than 130 broadcasters and production companies in 33 different countries were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or awards.  For the first time, a new competition category, 'Radio Event Of The Year' was created.  We entered European Dawn Chorus in this category, and we're absolutely delighted to let you know that we're one of the final nominees!!  And another programme from the Mooney team, called A Very Merry Mooney Tunes, has been shortlisted in the Radio - Music Show category! Click here to read more about the 2016 Rose D'Or Finalists, and click here to relive - and re-listen to - all the beautiful Dawn Chorus birdsong from right across Europe.

***To visit The Mooney Show website, click here!***

Facebook: www.facebook.com/rtenature

Twitter: @naturerte



Derek Mooney with his unique mix of conversation, information, advice and entertainment

Coming up today...

Karl Deeter from Irish Mortgage Brokers on the current state of the mortgage industry. And, why he was compelled to design a unique locking system for his own wheelie bins! Brenda Donohue reports on a novel approach to making the arts accessible to the people of Wicklow: the Dunlavin culture bus! And Katrina McFadden examines what to do, and what not to do, if you intend proposing on St Valentine's Day...

12 St. Valentine's Day Proposal Dos and Don'ts

12 St. Valentine's Day Proposal Dos and Don'ts

We are less than 36 hours away from the most ‘Wonderful’, ‘Blissful’ and ‘Romantic’ day of the year – or is it?!

Shops are full of ‘red’, ‘rosey’ St. Valentine's Day cards… Flowers have been imported by the tonne-load... Lingerie and jewellery shops experience one of their busiest weeks of the year... Restaurants are booked out… and Off-Licenses report increased wine sales.

And sometimes, in the midst of all that heady love and passion, three little words are said…..

“I love you”

Followed up by four little words…

“Will You Marry Me?”

But it’s important that it’s done right, ESPECIALLY on Valentines Day.

If you have proposal stories, particularly anything Valentine-related then e-mail mooney@rte.ie, tweet us @MooneyShow, or from 3pm you can call us on 1850 715 900 or text us on 51551!

Katriona McFadden goes out and about to find out how couples have proposed, and gives examples from The Huffington Post on the top dos and don'ts of proposing on St. Valentine's Day!  To read their tips, click here.

Eurosong: Entry Two

Eurosong: Entry Two

Last Thursday, we premiered the five acts who will vie to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2013. The winning act will be decided on during Eurosong 2013 on The Late Late Show on Friday, February 22. Today, we hear again Crashing Down, performed by Aimée Fitzpatrick (written by Robert Grace; mentor: Mark McCabe).

Bin Locks & Mortgage Advice

Bin Locks & Mortgage Advice

Since the introduction of bin charges in recent years, there has been a sneaky nasty habit creeping into neighbourhoods with not-so-nice people living next door.  If you are unlucky, you may have had the displeasure of having people dumping their rubbish in your bins – including smelly nappies in your Green Bin.  It is a habit that has annoyed Karl Deeter, from Irish Mortgage Brokers, so much that he has an devised an improvised locking system for wheelie bins!

Today, he joins Derek in studio to chat about his experience of anti-social behaviour, how to make bin locks - and of course all things mortgage-related!  So if you have any questions that you would like to put to Karl, then e-mail mooney@rte.ie, tweet us @MooneyShow, or from 3pm you can call us on 1850 715 900 or text us on 51551.

And if you want to follow Karl's step-by-step guide to making a wheelie bin lock like his, click here, and if you'd like to read his mortgage blog, click here!



Contact the Show


RTÉ is not responsible for the content of external websites


Ways to Listen

Radio Player