Derek Mooney

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The sun rises to dispel the fog in rural Tipperary. “Our ancestors woke up to birdsong and light,” says Niall Hatch of Birdwatch Ireland.

RTÉ broadcaster, Derek Mooney describes the dawn chorus as one of the most magical experiences in nature. For over 20 years, he has been broadcastin(...)

Derek Mooney: too often comes across as a caricature of a daytime radio jock

As a keen observer of wildlife, Derek Mooney surely knows that for all the majesty of the natural world, it’s also a harsh, fickle and unforgiving env(...)

Rose Anne ‘Nancy’ Shankey following her second even more successful appearance on the National Lottery’s ‘Winning Streak’ in 2013. Photograph: Mac Innes Photography

An 83-year-old shoe shop owner from Co Monaghan will make National Lottery history this weekend when she becomes the first person to appear on its cas(...)

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Great Outdoors, Dublin’s leading supplier of outdoor clothing and equipment, is to relocate from Chatham Street to South Great George’s Street, where (...)

 John McGuirk in the No campaign HQ, ‘Life House’, Gardiner Place, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a supposedly democratic contest that has nonetheless raised suspicions, with long-standing rumours of votes swayed by underhand tactics and nefar(...)

The lark ascending: the skylark has hoisted countless poets into verse. Illustration: Michael Viney

My first encounter with a singing skylark, a few decades ago, put me flat on my back on the moss of the dunes – a proper posture for awe. The bird ha(...)

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’s new host, Jeremy Clarkson. Photograph: PR company handout

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ 1, 9.35pm As Eurovision mania kicks into gear with Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy all set to sing Together in the first s(...)

Big day: Prince Harry and  Meghan Markle on royal duties at  Westminster Abbey,  London,  on Wednesday. Photograph:  Kirsty Wigglesworth/Reuters

Invitation to a Royal Wedding Monday, TV3, 9pm It’s getting close to the big day when Harry and Meghan walk the aisle at Windsor Castle, and the count(...)

‘Late Late Show’ presenter Ryan Tubridy is the highest paid with a €495,000 salary, newly released figures show. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ryan Tubridy kept his place as the best paid presenter at RTÉ in 2015 with a salary of €495,000, while only three of the top 10 on-air earners at the (...)

The BAI describes D’Arcy’s inclusion of comments from the anti-abortion side during his interview with the Linehans as “cursory.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has rapped RTÉ over the knuckles for the way presenter Ray D’Arcy dealt with abortion. Its decision highlights (...)

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