Scavenging Vultures Follow Birds Of Prey For Food09/19/14
Zoologists from the School of Natural Sciences at TCD have made an interesting discovery - that vultures use social cues from birds of prey to locate food, before swooping down in large groups to steal the freshest of "ready meals". Adam Kane is a PhD...
Many species of sturgeon are now vulnerable to extinction. Last year in China, there was no natural reproduction of wild Chinese sturgeon on the Yangtze for the first time since records began. To learn more, Derek chats to Jutta Jahrl, Project Manager...
South African Sustainable Fish Text Service
In South Africa, a new text message system allows diners whether the fish on their menu is sustainable or not. Derek found out more from Chris Kastern, who works for the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa in their Sustainable Fisheries...
Ken Whelan's Trip To The Kola Peninsula
Mooney Goes Wild's resident marine biologist Ken Whelan has just returned from the Kola Peninsula in Northern Russia, where he observed Russian Atlantic salmon; he tells Derek and the panel about his trip, the salmon, and why he is particularly...
Best & Worst Cover Versions
Derek, Brenda, Bláthnaid and Rory are joined by music aficionado Brian Lally, to chat about the cover versions that are far superior to the originals, and those that are far worse...
Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning
This morning, Rory Cowan attended the launch of the Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning fundraising campaign, which raises much-needed money for local hospices. There, he talked to Mo Flynn, CEO of Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross...
When Is A Blow-In Not A Blow-In?
Derek is joined in studio today by Brenda Donohue, Bláthnaid ní Chofaigh and Rory Cowan, who debate whether a 'blow-in' can ever become a local, and Brenda meets Chicago woman Mary Deely, a resident of Drogheda, to find out about her experience...
Brazilian Football Pitch Of The Future
Brazil has just unveiled the first ever player-powered football pitch, which uses energy produced by the players' movement to power up floodlights, and the favela in Rio in which it is situated. To chat about this, and other stories making the...
Mooney's Wednesday Quiz
Three listeners attempt to beat the clock, and each other, to win a weekend break with spa treatment to The Brehon Hotel in Killarney...
weararedublin mag is a new quarterly, which features a series of articles about various aspects of Dublin life. It's published by Conor Purcell, who has just returned from Dubai where he published similar magazines. Proud Dub Peter Mooney is in studio...
Flower Of Scotland
In recent decades, many polls have asked what the national anthem of Scotland should be, and the latest one, by the Daily Record, decreed that it should be Flower Of Scotland. Brenda Donohue asks the public how much they know about the song, and from...
25 Years Of 'Fair City'
In the 25 years since Fair City started, it has featured births, deaths, marriages, affairs - and everything in between! The Carrigstown soap now airs to nearly half a million viewers, four nights a week. Brenda Donohue has spent the morning on set at...
Controversy Over Free U2 Album
U2 have released their new album, Songs Of Innocence, in conjunction with Apple, who have been giving away for free. So a free release by the world's biggest band has turned up on phones around the world, but not everyone is happy. Ian O'Doherty,...
75th Anniversary Of 'The Wizard Of Oz'
'The Wizard Of Oz' is regularly voted the best movie ever, and to celebrate the film's 75th anniversary, it's recently been released in 3D. Ronan Lawlor talks to cinemagoers about the 3D film, and Derek is joined in studio by film critic Michael...
The Science Of Alcohol
Until recently scientists knew little about how we actually get drunk, and even less about our ensuing hangovers. They still don't know a lot. For more, we're joined from Berkeley in California by a man who probably knows more than most: Adam Rogers,...
Plenty Of Fish
Mackerel have suddenly become so plentiful off the Kerry coast that people are simply picking them out of the sea. Eugene Farrelly is an angler with twenty years experience of fishing off the Kerry coast, and he joins us to tell us more, as does...
Sligo's Twin Toilets
Mooney reporter Brenda Donohue visits the Shoot The Crows pub in Sligo, to meet owner Ronan Waters (aka Uisce) and find out why the pub has one cubicle that contains two side-by-side ladies toilets...
Better With The Celtic Tenors
We kick off the programme today by listening back to one of the highlights from Mooney Tunes 10: The Celtic Tenors, with the Omagh Community Youth Choir and RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and their version of the Tom Baxter song 'Better'...
Carbon In Hedgerows
The EPA has recently funded research into how much carbon is absorbed by hedgerows throughout the country. Using state of the art technology, we are now able to estimate the amount of carbon taken up by, and contained by hedgerows. We sent our...
Stink Bugs In Lucan
During the week, we received an e-mail from listener Mary Jo McGowan. She asked us to identify a 'stink bug' that she found. So this morning, Eanna paid a visit to St Thomas' Junior School in Lucan, where Mary Jo is the 2nd class teacher, to explain...
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