Mooney Thursday 11 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!

Mooney with Shay Byrne.

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.


Naturist in Ireland

Naturist in Ireland

With all this recent good weather lots of Irish people have been stripping off but we ask how come we haven't a nudist beach in Ireland? Pat Gallagher, head of the Irish Naturist Association joins us in studio to discuss the topic in more.





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

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.



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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Presenter: Derek Mooney


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