Mooney, Tuesday July 30th 2013

Dawn Chorus 2018

This year's Dawn Chorus programme will take place on Sunday, May 6th 2018, and will be broadcast from across Europe and beyond between midnight and 7am!  For more information, click here.

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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!

Nature LIVE

On Sunday May 6th, 2018, RTÉ's Wild Island season goes international as Derek Mooney hosts one of the most ambitious LIVE natural history programmes ever undertaken. Broadcasting live from six countries across Europe, Nature LIVE will showcase some of the continents most extraordinary wildlife, from Polar Bears in the Norwegian Arctic to Flamingoes in southern Spain to Basking Sharks off the west of Ireland. This one-hour special will be anchored by RTÉ presenter Derek Mooney from the banks of Dublin’s River Liffey, with wildlife film-maker Colin Stafford-Johnson on the Blasket Islands.

Viewers can take part by sharing their own pictures and videos of nature and wildlife using #naturelive from wherever they live in Europe.

JOIN US

We have a limited number of audience tickets for this live event. Apply for tickets by email to natureliveaudience@rte.ie

Location: Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin

Date: Sunday 6th May 2018 

Time: 16.30 - 18.00      

*Gates close at 16.45!

Please note that this is an unseated event and outdoors so you will need to wear appropriate clothing for the Irish weather. We need the following information: The number of tickets you are applying for. Your name, surname, age contact phone number and address. The names, surnames and ages of your guests.

*Unfortunately we cannot accommodate for Children under 12yrs. All minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian

Tickets are limited so first come first served!

On Mooney today...

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...

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...

Divorce Dirty Tricks

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.

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.

Sexcereal

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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

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 www.irishwildlifematters.ie

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