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    Mooney Tunes Returns!     

    Mooney Tunes, the phenomenally successful Concert Series featuring the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ presenter Derek Mooney, and the combined input of his many radio fans, will return to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in December, 2015.

    This will be the 12th installment of Mooney Tunes, which began in September 2009. In the intervening period, over the 11 concerts to date, as many as 18,000 people have been entertained, over 170 pieces of music have been featured, all performed by around 50 top-class performers and soloists, backed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

    ‘A VERY MERRY MOONEY TUNES’ will take place on Monday, December 7th 2015, at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.  And for this show, we are encouraging fans to send us their musical suggestions along the theme of, "movies, musicals and magical memories!"

    We have never been short of magical stories from our audience, accompanying their suggestions for pieces to include in the Mooney Tunes programs. Whether it's a song that reminds you of a loved one, a particular soundtrack from your youth, a theme that evokes a particularly strong memory, let us know. And tell us your story!

    For further information, tune into the all-new The Mooney Show, every Saturday evening from 6pm until 7pm, from Saturday, September 12th on RTÉ Radio 1.

    And keep watching this space for updates and more details!


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    Tuesday, March 26th 2013


    On Mooney today...

    Brenda meets the Arranmore Pipe Band, who will perform Amhrán na bhFiann ahead of the Ireland-Austria match - plus by John Delaney, Chief Executive of the FAI, for his thoughts on the game.  Katriona McFadden tells us about preparing to take on the challenge of the Camino Way. And Derek talks to Canadian Taylor More, who's selling his house for "bitcoins", a peer-to-peer internet currency.


    Camino Santiago de Compostela

    Next week, Mooney reporter Katriona McFadden will walk the Camino De Santiago. She is travelling courtesy of, an Irish company who can pre-book accommodation and luggage transfers along the Camino for you.

    Roland from Camino Ways is giving a talk about the Camino in the 53 Degrees North shop in Cork tomorrow evening (Weds) at 7pm and in the Carrickmines branch of the shop on Thursday at 7pm.

    Today she interviewed Padraig McSweeney, Chairman of the Irish Society of the friends of St James. (

    They can supply pilgrims with their passports and also hold regular information evenings.

    She also spoke to Michael Walsh who is walking from Holycross Abbey to Santiago on April 7th. Michael and his walking partner Yvonne Tyler are fundraising for autism charities. You can support them here:

    You can get two stamps in your Pilgrims Passport before you leave Ireland. You can get one from the Guinness Storehouse and the other from St James Church.


    The Arranmore Pipe Band's 'Amhrán na bhFiann' At The Aviva!

    Would the last person to leave the island of Arranmore please turn off the lights?

    That’s because, today, most of the island’s population have taken the ferry and then the coach to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin for a very special community event.

    John Delaney and Ray Houghton visit Arranmore United last year

    As you know, Ireland play a crucial World Cup qualifying match against Austria tonight and starting the night off, the pipe band of Arranmore will play our national anthem, Amhrán na bhFiann.

    Now we know, that if you play or perform the national anthem incorrectly, you court controversy, as Brian Burns found out in Sweden last Friday...

    So no pressure on the Arranmore Pipe Band then!  Brenda is in Whites Sandes Hotel in Portmarnock with most of the population of Arranmore...

    John Delaney and Ray Houghton offically open Arranmore United's stand in memory of the late Antoin Gallagher last year 


    Bitcoins: The Peer-To-Peer Currency

    Remember how we were all obsessed with house valuations during the boom times?

    Well the house price obsession has come back to haunt us once again. But how times have changed!

    These days rather than praying our houses have jumped in value by 10% or 20% we’re all hoping they are worth next to nothing!

    The lower the house value the lower your property tax will be!

    Of course the major problem is how to put a value on any property in the current climate. But that’s something you will have to work out for yourselves.

    Let’s say your house is worth 1 million euro. According to the latest exchange rates, provided by gocurrency .com your 1 million Euro is worth £851,980 sterling approximately..

    Which is also equivalent to $ 1,296,460 that’s US Dollars.

    HOWEVER, there is a new currency on the block. And one we might all be using in years to come, to trade all kinds of things including houses..

    It’s not a national currency, linked to any particular country, But an INTERNET currency .. And this currency is called ‘BITCOINS’

    And in case you are interested, according to another website,., you 1 million euro house is worth 17, 016.92 bitcoins

    So .. what ARE these mysterious bitcoins?

    Joining Derek from Nashville, Tennessee, is a Canadian man called Taylor More and if anyone can explain this new currency, he can because he is selling his parents house using exclusively these bitcoins.

    And financial journalist Jill Kerby also gives us her opinion on bitcoins!

    Hedgerows: It is an offence to 'cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy hedgerows on uncultivated land during the nesting season from 1 March to 31 August, subject to certain exceptions'. For more information, click here.

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