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       Mooney Tunes returns!        

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

    This will be the 12th instalment 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 RTE Concert Orchestra.

    A VERY MERRY MOONEY TUNES’ will take place on December 7, 2015, at the Bord Gais 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 Mooney Show, Saturday evenings, 6 PM until 7 PM, from Saturday, September 12, on RTÉ Radio 1

    And keep watching this space for updates and more details!

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    Mooney, Tuesday July 30th 2013

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    On Mooney today...

    According to new research we spend at least an hour a day on personal business during working hours. Derek asks if this might actually be good for business! As the first gender-specific food comes on line, we look at how "Sexcereal" can help us snap crackle and pop. And we uncover the top ten dirty divorce tricks, and find out how to avoid the pitfalls in a disintegrating marriage...

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    Swimming with Doolin’s Dusty Dolphin

    If you click the link below, you'll be able to watch the trailer for the film Blackfish – the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Derek saw it last night at the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin, where it is showing for the next two weeks! (Click here for times of showing of Blackfish at the Lighthouse) 

    You can find out more about the movie by visiting http://blackfishmovie.com/.

    So it was very much in Derek's mind this morning, when he read in the papers that a fourth person was injured over the weekend at Doolin in County Clare, after swimming with the wild dolphin known as Dusty. The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) have erected warning posts at Doolin pier, advising people NOT to swim with Dolphins...

    Simon Berrow is Project Manager at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation, and he joins us on the line today to explain more...

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    Divorce Dirty Tricks

    After 30 years as a family lawyer, very little shocks Marilyn Stowe – one of the UK’s most formidable and sought after divorce lawyers, who is also ITV’s This Morning programme’s family law expert.

    On top of that she writes an award-winning blog (www.marilynstowe.co.uk) to make legal advice free and available to all – because what has continued to astound her over the years is how otherwise successful and confident men and women – and on occasion, their lawyers too – can make catastrophic errors in the run-up to a split or during divorce proceedings.

    Her book Divorce And Splitting Up has just been published and is a self-help guide for divorcing couples.

    Marilyn is on the line from BBC Radio York.

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    Coastguard

    The Emergency Services, including the Coast Guard, were widely praised for that dramatic rescue in Kinsale last week.

    It’s been a tragic few weeks for water lovers throughout the country as ten people have lost their lives in the water.

    Mary Kingston spent some time with the Irish Coast Guard.

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    Sexcereal

    According to new research we spend at least an hour a day on personal business during working hours. Derek asks if this might actually be good for business! As the first gender-specific food comes on line, we look at how "Sexcereal" can help us snap crackle and pop. And we uncover the top ten dirty divorce tricks, and find out how to avoid the pitfalls in a disintegrating marriage...

    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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