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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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    Mooney Thursday 4 July 2013


    Today on Mooney....

    We talk to boxer, Steve Collins Junior as he follows his famous father into the ring and Lenore Skenazy tells us about the American teenager whose been jailed after posting a joke on Facebook...


    Young Farmer Boys and Their Calf

    A Moo-ving image of two young farmers feeding a calf at their granny's kitchen table has gone viral.

    Twin brothers, Sean and Alan Sheridan, 21, and cousin Patrick Sheridan, were bottle feeding a newly-born calf, they named PAJO, after its mother became ill and didn't have any milk.

    But their caring ways became an internet hit when they posted a photo of themselves feeding Pajo and has already notched up over 21,000 likes on Facebook.

    Brenda who always has her high heeled wellies in the car boot, travelled to Anamullen, Co Monaghan to meet Pajo and the likely lads.










    Now You See Me

    Aonghus McAnally reviews the new movie where magicians use magic to rob a bank - Now You See Me


    Steve Collins Junior

    Stephen Collins Junior son of Steve Collins former WBO middleweight and super-middleweight champion.

    Chats to Derek ahead of Stephen Juniors Professional Boxing Debut later this month.


    Lottery Winner Update

    Update with lottery winner Carole Loran - Has she gone back to work? and is she doing the weekend shifts?


    Jailed for Joke on Facebook

    Lenore Skenazy journalist with the Wall Street Journal talks to Derek about the weird and wonderful stories in the american news.

    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.


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