Mooney Tuesday 2 July 2013

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Caring For Wild Animals

Please note that many species of mammals, birds, invertebrates etc... are protected under law and that, even with the best of intentions, only someone holding a relevant licence from the National Parks & Wildlife Service should attempt the care of these animals.  For full details, please click here to read the NPWS Checklist of protected & rare species in Ireland.  If you are concerned about a wild animal, please contact your local wildlife ranger - click here for details.

Events & Listings

Click here for a full list of events taking place around the country, and movies currently on release, which might be of interest to wildlife lovers!

Today on Mooney...

We talk to a Nigerian woman who’s written songs about her experience of racism in Ireland; Opthalmogist Michael O’Keefe tells us about the latest developments in laser eye technology and we hear about plans for a new currency which we would be able to use in space...

Maureen Aku Disu

Maureen Aku Disu

Maureen Aku Disu an African born woman has written songs about her experience of racism in Ireland. For more details you can got to: or Click here



Laser Eye Surgery

Laser Eye Surgery

Apart from enormous range of over-the-counter drugs and treatments available for everyday illnesses, the things that modern surgery can do these days are simply mind blowing.

In January of this year, our very own Katriona McFadden caught up with Professor Michael O'Keefe, an ophthalmologist at the cutting edge of laser treatments for the eyes.

Now, it's one thing examining the eyes of an adult like you or me. But examining the eyes of a child must be a real challenge.

Prof Michael O'Keefe has come into studio to tell us about the latest developments in his remarkable world!

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.

To contact your local wildlife ranger, click here for contact details. To read the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000, click here.


Please DO NOT send any live, dead or skeletal remains of any creature whatsoever to Mooney Goes Wild.

If you find an injured animal or bird, please contact the National Parks & Wildlife Service on 1890 20 20 21, or BirdWatch Ireland, on 01 281-9878, or visit


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