2. Stories This Week: Experts making News.
Susan has just celebrated the launch of two books promoting physical activity for children and adults with autism at our recent “Exploring fundamental movement skills across the lifespan” conference.
Janas Harrignton (Expert in Diabetes & Dietary Patterns) Lecturer, UCC
Janas launched The National Healthy GAA Club Project with Uachtarán CLG, Liam Ó Néill in Croke Park. The project aims to assist GAA clubs in responding to the wide and varied health needs of their members, while extending that positive influence out to the wider communities they serve.
The 2013 Motorcheck.ie Fleet Car Awards take place on Tuesday at Johnstown house. Judges begin final deliberations on Monday with the winners to be announced at an awards lunch on Tuesday at 1:00.
Stephen is appealing for large Industries to pitch real-world problems for a Think-Tank Workshop being hosted by University of Limerick in June 23-28th. Last year, industrial participants included Philips, Dell, and Analog Devices.
Marie is releasing the CBRE Ireland bi-monthly report in all sectors of the Irish commercial property market tomorrow (May 1st). This report looks at trends and transactions in all sectors of the market including offices, industrial, retail, investment, development land, hotels and licensed and northern Ireland.
Fionnuala Kilbane (Expert in Engineering, Mathematics & Technology) Marketing & Comms Director, Engineers Ireland
Fionnuala is finalising the Engineers Ireland annual conference speaker line up. She has just secured John Tierney the newly appointed managing director of Irish Water to speak at the conference in Dublin on 6th June.
Dr. Mel Mercier (Expert in Music, Theatre & Performance) Head of School of Music & Theatre, UCC
Dr. Mel Mercier is available to talk about writing the music for Broadway show ‘Testament to Mary. The play starring UCC Arts graduate Fiona shaw and written by Colm Toibín opened in ‘The Walter Kerr Theatre’ last Monday night (22/04/2013)
Noeline is available to talk about the resurrection of the Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Bill 2011 last Wednesday 24/4/2013. She will be asking why the government is not taking this ripe opportunity to regulate where badly needed?
Dr. Angela Veale (Expert in Suicide, Children & Psychotherapy) Lecturer, UCC
Angela recently launched a longitudinal evaluation of a groupwork intervention for children aged 8-12 years bereaved by t he suicide of a parent or relative. Group interventions for suicide-bereaved children are rare so the evaluation results may be of interest.
3. Story ideas: Local News
Janas is available to talk about Cork being in the lucky position of having two clubs represented in the The National Healthy GAA Club Project – St Finbarrs have been selected as a mentor club and Midleton as one of the 16.
John is available to talk about UCC reaffirming its standing as the world’s first Green Flag campus, a world first in itself for the prestigious international award programme.
Susan Crawford (Expert in Health, Obesity & Disablity) Lecturer in Sports Studies & Physical Educuation, UCC
Susan is available to talk about her training for a 4 day cycle from Crawford in Scotland to Miltown Malbay, Co Clare from 25th to 29th June as part of “The Gathering” initiative and raisisng funds for autism.
4. Topcial Stories, our Experts want to talk about
Noeline is working on the issue of minimum income guidelines for people in insolvency, but also with the possibility that such guidelines might be useful for people negotiating with banks on debt restructuring outside of the insolvency process.
- Property Market
Marie Hunt (Expert in Propert & Economics) Exec. Director CBRE Ireland
Marie is free to talk about the lack of prime property for sale to meet the demand, particularly from international buyers. This is evident in the investment and hotel sectors.
Michael wants to talk about a need for a holistic approach to overindebetndess. Also the need for acceess to emergency credit (Social Lending)
Susan wants to talk about the report on ‘Child Ipad Addiction’
“ given some of us are desperately trying to get children and adults out and active….. especially those with autism and this is heralded as a communication tool for the is particular group!”
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