We are obsessed with the weather. It is a powerful, shared daily experience, offering us an immediate talking point. Yet when we talk about climate change the sense of guilt or powerlessness is enough to kill the conversation. We sent our reporter...
Blathnaid Fishing For Lobsters
Our very own Blathnaid ni Chofaigh goes fishing for lobsters in Galway, and discusses the issues around Lobster fishing.
Charles Fort Wedding
We are in the full throes of wedding fever, Churches, registry offices, indoor venues and now outdoor venues are packed up and down the country with brides and grooms. We heard recently that a wedding with a difference was coming up. Katriona Mc...
Apollo 11 Moon Landing 45th Anniversary
Deer Dead in The Phoenix Park
Terry Flanagan investigates the death of a fawn deer in the Phoenix Park.
Rare Moss Appearance
Our Mooney Goes Wild panel look at a rare moss previously thought to have been extinct in Ireland which has been found on a Clara bog in County Offaly
The sociable weaver is back in the news because of the work of Dr Rene Van Dyke from Sheffield University who has been studying them in South Africa. Here to tell us about what he’s found and sociable weavers in general is Eric Dempsey.
Mooney Goes Wild
Derek is joined by Éanna Ni Lamhna, Richard Collins & Eric Dempsey for Mooney Goes Wild.
George Hamilton's Memories Of Brazil '14
RTÉ Soccer Commentator George Hamilton gives us his views on the 2014 FIFA World Cup that finished last Sunday in Brazil...
Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
Dermot O’Neill, Mooney gardener, visits the National Botanic Gardens “outpost” in Kilmacurragh, Co. Wicklow, where he talks to Head Gardener Seamus O’Brien about the wildflower meadow project that is happening there...
99s: How Do You Eat Yours?
Brenda Donohue, Mooney reporter, voxpops people on the art – if any – of eating a 99 ice cream...
Save Our Swans!
Dr. Richard Collins, Mooney Goes Wild panellist, meets Mooney listener Joe Sullivan, who has appealed to other listeners to be vigilant about the swans on the Royal Canal after a spate of suspicious activity; the pair are also joined by local NPWS...
With a new Cabinet comes a fresh set of voices for satirist Oliver Callan to lampoon; he pops into studio today to chat about what we can expect in the new series of Callan's Kicks!
Follow-Up: Older Ladies & Shining Shoes
Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh will be filling in for Brenda Donohue as Mooney reporter over the next three weeks, and she pops in today to chat with Derek about the older ladies item we featured yesterday!
NestWatch 2014: Herring Gulls
Our NestWatch Herring Gull webcam is back online. Both chicks and parents are doing well, as Niall Hatch, Development Officer with BirdWatch Ireland, explains to Derek...
With water charges looming ever-closer, many of us are investigating ways of saving water with a new vigour. The Belmont East Environmental Group in Donnybrook have created a rainwater harvesting system; Katriona McFadden went to visit to find out...
The Older Woman
'Older ladies are... DIVINE!', by Donnalou Stevens, celebrates the beauty of the older woman, and it's racheted up a massive 5 million hits on YouTube. To discuss the video, and it's message, we're joined in studio by June Rodgers, and on the phone by...
When's the last time you polished your shoes or boots? Is it a dying trend? Brenda Donohue investigates!
There Was A Political Editor Who Swallowed A Fly...
Accidentally swallowing a fly is never a pleasant thing to experience - but what if you should happen to ingest a winged insect whilst live on air, outside 10, Downing Street? Sky News' Political Editor Adam Boulton did just that yesterday, as he...
New York Awards For RTÉ Documentary On One
We chat to RTÉ Radio 1 producer Ronan Kelly about the award-winning Documentary On One strand, and its' success in the recent New York Festivals awards...
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