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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 11 July 2013


    Mooney with Shay Byrne.

    From Rihanna to Rita Ora; from Carly Rae Jepson to Kelly Clarkson - we find out why women are doing so well in the Pop charts. Following news that a bank clerk mistakenly gave a pensioner millions of euros, we hear about some of the other mistakes that have been made in the workplace and we find out why there are no nudist beaches in Ireland all on Mooney today at 3PM.




    Female music stars are top of their game ahead of men but how come men in suits are controlling the music industry while female artists are breaking waves in the charts. Una Mullaly, music journalist with The Irish Times joins Shay & Brenda in studio to discuss the topic in more detail.



    Ruairi Mc Kiernan is a young man who as he says is ‘hitching for hope’, he is armed with his tent, some clothes, his laptop and mobile phone. He is spending the month of July on the road, hitching about. The idea for the trip came after he was asked to speak at the MacGill Summer School on the theme of citizens’ views of the republic, he didn’t feel qualified to talk without first connecting deeper into people's dreams for Ireland.


    Mistakes at work

    Ask yourself, have you ever dozed off at work? What is the worst thing you have ever done at your desk, or place of employment. Our reporter Pat O'Mahony has been looking at some of the biggest blunders in the workplace and speaks to Shay today in more detail.



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