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Story Ideas Thursday 27th June

June 27, 2013 Posted in : Experts

Story Idea: Research finds sensing a shared community or identity with others fundamentally influences how we view and respond to stress

Expert: Prof. Orla Muldoon (Expert in social psychology) Centre for Social Issues University of Limerick.
The Hook: The research reports on an experiment conducted at the University of Limerick. Study participants were hooked up to blood pressure monitors and asked about their psychological state over the course of the experiement. They were then told that they were going to have to do a maths task. One half of the group were told it was very stressful whilst the others were told it was challenging but generally okay.
Sometimes their informant was someone they shared an identity with (for example a fellow student) and sometimes it was not (a person who suffered from stress). Participants’ reactions to the impending stress, was largely mediated by whether or not they shared an idenity with the informant.
Not only did they say that the stressor was less stressful, they also had lower blood pressure reactions and they performed better at the stress task when they were advised that the event was challenging by someone with whom they shared an identity. T
his pattern was not seen when the information was given by someone who was considered an outsider.

Notable Events for Thursday 27th
CSO – Balance of International Payments Quarter 1 2013
CSO – Quarterly International Investment Position and External Debt 31 March 2013
CSO – National Income and Expenditure Annual Results for 2012
CSO – Quarterly National Accounts Quarter 1 2013
ECB – Monetary developments in the euro area Ref period: May-2013
ECB – National balance sheet of euro area monetary financial institutions, excluding the Eurosystem. Ref period: May-2013

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Story ideas for Wednesday 26th June

June 25, 2013 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Uncategorized

Wednesday 26th June

Story Idea: Northern Ireland Named In The Top 10 European Travel Destinations For 2013 By Lonely Planet
Expert: Fiona Cunningham (Expert in Northern Ireland Tourism) ROI Market Manager, Northern Ireland Tourist Board
The Hook: In its latest list of top European destinations published, Lonely Planet said: ‘Scenic, historic and on the rise: Northern Ireland is ripe for exploration in 2013’ and that when in Derry ‘a walk around the walls is a must for any visitor.’ Fiona says “We are delighted that Northern Ireland has been recognised by Lonely Planet, which is the largest travel guide publisher in the world. Northern Ireland’s tourism industry is thriving and we have had an incredible couple of years.’

Story Idea: Charity Cycle from Crawford in Scotland to Miltown Malbay Co. Clare.
Expert: Susan Crawford (Expert in Autism, Health, Fitness & Disabilities) Lecturer in Sports Studies & Physical Education, UCC.
The Hook: Susan will be a member of a team of 6 cyclists undertaking a cycle from Crawford in Scotland to Miltown Malbay, Co.Clare on June 26th to the 29th inclusive (aprox 600kms) in association with The Gathering fundraising for autism, cancer care and suicide awareness. Susan believes in the importance of addressing fundamental movement skill development from an early age for all children so that they can go on to be physically literate throughout their lives.

Notable Events for Wednesday 26th
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
Sovereign’s Cup Sailing Regatta 2013

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Story Ideas This Week 24th – 28th June

June 24, 2013 Posted in : Uncategorized


Story Ideas This Week June 24th -28th 2013

Monday 24th June

Story Idea: Two of Ireland’s leading educational institutes signalled their intention to build a strategic alliance
Expert: Dr. Annie Doona (Expert in higher education/ further education strategy) President, IADT 
The Hook: Last week, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology (IADT) and University College Dublin (UCD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the IADT, Kill Avenue Campus. This formal agreement signifies the implementation and development of exciting new substantive educational and creative collaborations between the two parties.

Story Idea: Launch of Shaping Europe Programme
Expert: Deirdre Garvey (Expert in Non Profit & Charity Regulation) CEO, The Wheel
The Hook: The Wheel has just launched the Shaping Europe Programme, a new initiative that will give Irish citizens an opportunity to engage with MEPs and direct priorities for the economy, the environment and the European social model. The programme was developed by The Wheel, with support from the European Parliament.

Notable Events for Monday 24th
CSO – Price Level Indices for Food, Beverages and Tobacco in Europe 2012
Cork Midsummer Festival
Lough Gur Summer Solstice Festival
Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival

Tuesday 25th June

Story Idea: CSO release statistics for Planning Permissions in first quarter 2013
Expert: Ned Brennan (Expert in Social Housing and planning) Chief Operations Officer, Respond Housing
The Hook: On 25th June, the CSO will release stats for the amount of Planning Permissions granted for the first 3 months of 2013. The stats for 2012 recorded a 14.1% decrease in dwelling units approved. Ned Brennan has written many organisationial policies, such as Respond! Housing Association’s policy on the Provision of Traveller Accommodation and Support Services

Notable Events for Tuesday 25th
Day of the Seafarer, recognized by the UN and IMO

Wednesday 26th June

Story Idea: Northern Ireland Named In The Top 10 European Travel Destinations For 2013 By Lonely Planet
Expert: Fiona Cunningham (Expert in Northern Ireland Tourism) ROI Market Manager, Northern Ireland Tourist Board
The Hook: In its latest list of top European destinations published, Lonely Planet said: ‘Scenic, historic and on the rise: Northern Ireland is ripe for exploration in 2013’ and that when in Derry ‘a walk around the walls is a must for any visitor.’ Fiona says “We are delighted that Northern Ireland has been recognised by Lonely Planet, which is the largest travel guide publisher in the world. Northern Ireland’s tourism industry is thriving and we have had an incredible couple of years.’

Story Idea: Charity Cycle from Crawford in Scotland to Miltown Malbay Co. Clare.
Expert: Susan Crawford (Expert in Autism, Health, Fitness & Disabilities) Lecturer in Sports Studies & Physical Education, UCC.
The Hook: Susan will be a member of a team of 6 cyclists undertaking a cycle from Crawford in Scotland to Miltown Malbay, Co.Clare on June 26th to the 29th inclusive (aprox 600kms) in association with The Gathering fundraising for autism, cancer care and suicide awareness. Susan believes in the importance of addressing fundamental movement skill development from an early age for all children so that they can go on to be physically literate throughout their lives.

Notable Events for Wednesday 26th
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
Sovereign’s Cup Sailing Regatta 2013

Thursday 27th June

Story Idea: Research finds sensing a shared community or identity with others fundamentally influences how we view and respond to stress
Expert: Prof. Orla Muldoon (Expert in social psychology) Centre for Social Issues University of Limerick.
The Hook: The research reports on an experiment conducted at the University of Limerick. Study participants were hooked up to blood pressure monitors and asked about their psychological state over the course of the experiement. They were then told that they were going to have to do a maths task. One half of the group were told it was very stressful whilst the others were told it was challenging but generally okay.
Sometimes their informant was someone they shared an identity with (for example a fellow student) and sometimes it was not (a person who suffered from stress). Participants’ reactions to the impending stress, was largely mediated by whether or not they shared an idenity with the informant.
Not only did they say that the stressor was less stressful, they also had lower blood pressure reactions and they performed better at the stress task when they were advised that the event was challenging by someone with whom they shared an identity. T
his pattern was not seen when the information was given by someone who was considered an outsider.

Notable Events for Thursday 27th
CSO – Balance of International Payments Quarter 1 2013
CSO – Quarterly International Investment Position and External Debt 31 March 2013
CSO – National Income and Expenditure Annual Results for 2012
CSO – Quarterly National Accounts Quarter 1 2013
ECB – Monetary developments in the euro area Ref period: May-2013
ECB – National balance sheet of euro area monetary financial institutions, excluding the Eurosystem. Ref period: May-2013

 

Friday 28th June

Story Idea: Irish photo journalist to document the beauty of Kenyan safari
Expert: Eamon Farrell (Expert in Photography & Photo Journalism) Editor, Photocall Ireland 
The Hook: Eamonn Farrell, Former Picture Editor of the Sunday Tribune and experienced in photo-journalist will be taking part in a horse safari across the Masai Mara to the Mara River in Kenya for a week in July. As well as the normal animal activity and depending on weather conditions, Eamonn hopes to photograph the Wildebeest crossing the Mara River.

Notable Events for Friday 28th
CSO – Output, Input and Income in Agriculture 2012 – Final Estimate
CSO – Milk Statistics May 2012
CSO – Recorded Crime Quarter 1 2013
CSO – Retail Sales Index May 2013 (Provisional) April 2013 (Final)
CSO – Residential Property Price Index May 2013
CSO – Statistics of Port Traffic 2012
ECB – Template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity Ref period: end May-2013
Drogheda Samba Festival
West Cork Chamber Music Festival
Strawberry Festival Wexford
The Town of 1000 Beards

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‘Galzac’s Guide’ will amplify expert voices by making the media aware of their knowledge and experience, by matching their expertise with the topical stories of the day, and sharing their great ideas through social media.

 

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Story Ideas This Week June 17th -21st 2013

June 17, 2013 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide


Monday 17th June

Story Idea: Discover The Dalriada Festival In Co. Antrim
Expert: 
Fiona Cunningham (Expert in Northern Ireland Tourism) ROI Market Manager, Northern Ireland Tourist Board 
The Hook: 
The Dalriada Festival, taking place at Glenarm Castle and the surrounding area, from July 13 – 20, aims to highlight the unique historic cultures of both Ireland and Scotland, reflecting the shared heritage which extends back in time to the ancient kingdom of Dal Riada and beyond. Fiona suggests turning a visit to the festival into a short break and avail of the great accommodation offers available including a two night break with breakfast and one evening meal in the Londonderry Arms Hotel, Co. Antrim, from only £85pps.

Notable Events for Monday 17th

CSO – Agricultural Price Indices April 2013
CSO – Trade Statistics March 2013

Tuesday 18th June

Story Idea: All Island study looking at fundamental movement skill development from teacher training  
Expert: Susan Crawford (Expert in Health, Fitness & Disabilities) Lecturer in Sports Studies & Physical Education, UCC.
The Hook: Susan has just commenced an all island study funded by the Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) looking at fundamental movement skill development from teacher training perspectives through to the delivery of these skills to children on the ground. Fundamental Movement Skills are the building blocks of all movement and are key to addressing physical literacy. The study will run over a year and will examine research, policy and practice in this area.

Notable Events for Tuesday 18th
June 18 – Autistic Pride Day

Wednesday 19th June

Story Idea: Concerns over upcoming Bonfire Night
Expert: Fiacra Quinn, (Expert in Tyre waste & Recycling) Director, TRACS
The Hook: With Bonfire night approaching this weekend. TRACS is asking members of the public not to request waste tyres from tyre shops. Fiacra is also asking retailers to ensure that their waste tyres are dealt with responsibly. Providing waste tyres to be used on bonfires is both against tyre industry best practice and is illegal.

Notable Events for Wednesday 19th
CSO – Earnings and Labour Costs Annual Data 2012

Thursday 20th June

Story Idea: Excess Burden of Cancer Among Men in the Republic of Ireland
Expert: Grainne O’Rourke (Expert in Cancer prevention, treatment and research) Communications Manager, Irish Cancer Society
The Hook: The Irish Cancer Society has launched a report on the Excess Burden of Cancer Among Men in the Republic of Ireland to mark Men’s Health Week 2013. The report shows that men are at greater risk of getting cancer and dying from it than women. It also comes ahead of Relay For Life Carlow which will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of June in Ducket’s Grove, Carlow.

Notable Events for Thursday 13th

June 20 – World Refugee Day, recognized by the UN
CSO – Household Travel Survey 2012
CSO – Tourism and Travel Quarter 1 2013
CSO – Wholesale Price Index May 2013
ECB – Euro area investment fund statistics Ref period: Apr-2013

Friday 21st June

Story Idea: Baltinglass Balloon Festival
Expert: Carol Tallon (Festival Organiser) Managing Director, Buyers Broker 
The Hook: As part of their CSR policy,  Buyer Broker’s work to improve the communities in which they operate. Baltinglass, County Wicklow (home of their first office) is hosting a very special and unique event on 21st-23rd June – Baltinglass Balloon Festival. The event celebrates the areas historic links with Hot Air Balloons: Richard Crosbie, flew the first Irish manned Balloon in 1785, and Benjamin Stratford, 6th Earl of Aldborough, was a balloon enthusiast (the stone from his balloon house makes up the present St. Joseph’s Church tower in Baltinglass).

Notable Events for Friday 21st
CSO – Livestock Slaughterings May 2013
ECB – Euro area monthly balance of payments Ref period: Apr-2013
Cork Midsummer Festival
Sea Sessions Surf and Music Festival
Body And Soul Festival Summer Solstice Weekend
De Gaulle: A Quiet Holiday: A Photographic Exhibition on De Gaulle’s visit to Ireland in 1969 ENDS

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‘Galzac’s Guide’ will amplify expert voices by making the media aware of their knowledge and experience, by matching their expertise with the topical stories of the day, and sharing their great ideas through social media.

 

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Story Ideas Thursday 13th June

June 13, 2013 Posted in : Experts, Experts Reading List, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Thursday 13th

Story Idea: Cluid Housing commissions report on partnership between housing associations and local authorities
Expert: Simon Brooke (Expert in Housing &Social Policy) Head of Policy, Clúid Housing Association
The Hook: A report, commissioned by Cluid Housing and to be published on June 13th recommends a Public-Nonprofit-Partnership between housing associations and local authorities to tackle marginalised estates across the country, following the failure of the Public-Private-Partnership model and significant public funding cuts. A half day seminar on ‘Making Regeneration Work’ will be launched by Minister O’Sullivan on the morning of the 13th.

Story Idea: Building and Construction Output increased by 3% in 4th Quarter 2012
Expert: Prof. Tom Cosgrove (Expert in construction & civil engineering) Professor of Civil Engineering, UL
The Hook: The CSO will release its final figures for the Production in Building and Construction Index for the 4th quarter of 2012. Provisional figures indicated the volume of output in building and construction was 3.3% higher in the fourth quarter of 2012 when compared with the preceding period.

Notable Events for Thursday 13th
Taste of Dublin
CSO – Consumer Price Index May 2013
CSO – Consumer Price Index Detailed Sub-Indices May 2013
CSO – Supply and Use Tables for Ireland 2009 and Exploratory Supply and Use Tables at previous year prices for the years 2008 and 2009 (A framework for measuring economic growth)

 

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Story Ideas For Wednesday 12th

June 11, 2013 Posted in : Uncategorized

Wednesday 12th

Story Idea: World Day Against Child Labour 2013
Expert: Hans Zomer (Expert in development aid, NGO & humanitarian issues) Director, Dochas -
The Hook: World Day Against Child Labour is an occasion to highlight the global extent of child labour and raise awareness on the situation of millions of children, girls and boys, working across the globe. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.

Story Idea: Cork to host conferences from international associations based in Belgium
Expert: Evelyn O’Sullivan (Expert in Conferences, Business tourism) Press Officer, Failte Ireland. -
The Hook: Cork Convention Bureau completed 3 days of sales calls in Brussels in an effort to increase international conferences into Cork. In conjunction with Tourism Ireland Belgium meetings were scheduled with over 15 offices of international associations who have their head offices in Brussels. The meetings were very informative and Cork Convention Bureau will know research local hosts who are members if the international associations to encourage them to bid for these conferences.

Notable Events for Wednesday 12th
Discover Ireland – Heroes Week
ECB – Euro area securities issues statistics Reference period: Apr-2013
ECB – Long term interest rates statistics Ref period: May-2013

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Story Ideas for Tuesday 11th June

June 11, 2013 Posted in : Uncategorized

Tuesday 11th

Story Idea: Step Onboard And Explore The SS Nomadic in Belfast
Expert: Fiona Cunningham (Expert in Northern Ireland Tourism) ROI Market Manager, Northern Ireland Tourist Board 
The Hook: THE SS Nomadic, the tender ship to the Titanic has been restored to her former glory, Fiona says “The SS Nomadic offers a truly unique link with the Titanic and a fantastic addition to Belfast’s rich maritime history. For the last seven years, the vessel has undergone an extensive £9m restoration project and now offers visitors a fascinating new insight into the Titanic’s first and second class passengers.

Story Idea: Why the proportion of women at Professorial level in the University of Limerick increased in the time between 1997 to 2010
Expert:  Prof. Pat O’Connor (Expert in Sociology & Gender Research) University of Limerick 
The Hook: Prof. O’ Connor is working on an article on why the proportion of women at Professorial level in the University of Limerick increased from zero in 1997 to 34% in 2010. This was almost twice as high as the national figure (18 per cent) and higher than the EU average (which is 20 per cent). It is almost three times the proportion of women at professorial level in NUIG -a university 100 kilometeres away. Hence it challenges assumptions that individual factors are crucial


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Story Ideas this Week 10th-14th June

June 10, 2013 Posted in : Experts, Experts Reading List, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Uncategorized

Monday 10th

Story Idea: Changes to the maximum rent limits for rent supplement and the likely impact on values locally
Expert: Carol Tallon (Expert in Property & Housing Markets) Managing Director, Buyers Broker
The Hook: Dublin, galway, North Wicklow and North Kildare will benefit from these changes, however, towns in the midlands will see rent limits decrease to almost one third of those set for the capital. While the rent limits will be increased in Dublin and Bray, they will be decreased in many rural areas. This will further widen the value gap (and investment potential) between rural and city properties. It will also put rural landlords who are currently struggling with BTL mortgages under increased pressure.

Story Idea: Catalogue of physical and sexual abuse of children in report on childcare cases
Expert: Dr. Louise Crowley (Expert in Child Protection & Family Welfare) College Lecturer, UCC 
The Hook: Four children taken into care by the Health Service Executive were “crying silently”, did not know what toilet paper was for and had never used cutlery, a report on their care has revealed. The cases were among more than 30 published yesterday as part of the Child Care Law Reporting Project. It is the second volume of reports from childcare hearings in Ireland involving cases where the HSE sought to take children into care or supervise them in their homes.

Tuesday 11th

Story Idea: Step Onboard And Explore The SS Nomadic in Belfast
Expert: Fiona Cunningham (Expert in Northern Ireland Tourism) ROI Market Manager, Northern Ireland Tourist Board
The Hook: THE SS Nomadic, the tender ship to the Titanic has been restored to her former glory, Fiona says “The SS Nomadic offers a truly unique link with the Titanic and a fantastic addition to Belfast’s rich maritime history. For the last seven years, the vessel has undergone an extensive £9m restoration project and now offers visitors a fascinating new insight into the Titanic’s first and second class passengers.

Story Idea: Why the proportion of women at Professorial level in the University of Limerick increased in the time between 1997 to 2010
Expert:  Prof. Pat O’Connor (Expert in Sociology & Gender Research) University of Limerick
The Hook: Prof. O’ Connor is working on an article on why the proportion of women at Professorial level in the University of Limerick increased from zero in 1997 to 34% in 2010. This was almost twice as high as the national figure (18 per cent) and higher than the EU average (which is 20 per cent). It is almost three times the proportion of women at professorial level in NUIG -a university 100 kilometeres away. Hence it challenges assumptions that individual factors are crucial


Wednesday 12th

Story Idea: World Day Against Child Labour 2013
Expert: Hans Zomer (Expert in development aid, NGO & humanitarian issues) Director, Dochas -
The Hook: World Day Against Child Labour is an occasion to highlight the global extent of child labour and raise awareness on the situation of millions of children, girls and boys, working across the globe. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.

Story Idea: Cork to host conferences from international associations based in Belgium
Expert: Evelyn O’Sullivan (Expert in Conferences, Business tourism) Press Officer, Failte Ireland. -
The Hook: Cork Convention Bureau completed 3 days of sales calls in Brussels in an effort to increase international conferences into Cork. In conjunction with Tourism Ireland Belgium meetings were scheduled with over 15 offices of international associations who have their head offices in Brussels. The meetings were very informative and Cork Convention Bureau will know research local hosts who are members if the international associations to encourage them to bid for these conferences.

Notable Events for Wednesday 12th
Discover Ireland – Heroes Week
ECB – Euro area securities issues statistics Reference period: Apr-2013
ECB – Long term interest rates statistics Ref period: May-2013

Thursday 13th

Story Idea: Cluid Housing commissions report on partnership between housing associations and local authorities
Expert: Simon Brooke (Expert in Housing &Social Policy) Head of Policy, Clúid Housing Association
The Hook: A report, commissioned by Cluid Housing and to be published on June 13th recommends a Public-Nonprofit-Partnership between housing associations and local authorities to tackle marginalised estates across the country, following the failure of the Public-Private-Partnership model and significant public funding cuts. A half day seminar on ‘Making Regeneration Work’ will be launched by Minister O’Sullivan on the morning of the 13th.

Story Idea: Building and Construction Output increased by 3% in 4th Quarter 2012
Expert: Prof. Tom Cosgrove (Expert in construction & civil engineering) Professor of Civil Engineering, UL
The Hook: The CSO will release its final figures for the Production in Building and Construction Index for the 4th quarter of 2012. Provisional figures indicated the volume of output in building and construction was 3.3% higher in the fourth quarter of 2012 when compared with the preceding period.

Notable Events for Thursday 13th
Taste of Dublin
CSO – Consumer Price Index May 2013
CSO – Consumer Price Index Detailed Sub-Indices May 2013
CSO – Supply and Use Tables for Ireland 2009 and Exploratory Supply and Use Tables at previous year prices for the years 2008 and 2009 (A framework for measuring economic growth)

 

Notable Events for Friday 14th
Dalkey Book Festival
The 7th Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival
Doolin Folk Festival – http://www.discoverireland.ie/whats-on/doolin-folk-festival/506618
CSO – Goods Exports and Imports April 2013
Euro area HICP statistics (seasonally adjusted)
Reference period: May-2013

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Story Ideas for Friday 7th

June 6, 2013 Posted in : Uncategorized

 

Story Idea: Is the new format for registration plates affecting how we buy cars? New CSO stats released
Expert: Shane Teskey (Expert in Motoring, Car sales & Transportation) Managing Director, Motorcheck.ie 
The Hook: New CSO figures for Vehicles licensed for the first time in May 2013 will be release on Friday 7th. Shane Teskey is an Expert in motor trade and provides statistical information on behalf of the automotive industry. Shane comments extensively on market trends & important consumer issues

Notable Events for Friday 7th
Foynes Irish Coffee Festival
Bandon Music Festival
Limerick Fleadh
Moby Dick Festival
The Transatlantic Communications and Light Gathering
The Clancy Brothers Music and Arts Festival
Greystones Arts Festival
CSO – Irish Babies’ Names 2012

Any Day This Week

Story Idea: Money needs to be spent on SERVICES i.e on child care workers, teachers, nurses.Yet more state expenditure on building and construction is being considered
Expert: Prof. Pat O’Connor (Expert in Sociology & Gender Research) University of Limerick 
The Hook: There was a headline in the Irish Times last week about Minister Howlin considering spending 1 billion on capital funding to put money into the economy. The programme on creches clearly showed that buildings (reflecting terms of public and private expenditure) have had far too great an importance. Money needs to be spent on SERVICES- on child care workers, teachers, nurses.Is it a coincidence that the jobs in the construction sector are overwhelmingly for men; while child care workers are overwhelmingly women?

Story Idea: Legislating for fatal foetal abnormalities: why a constitutional referendum may not be needed
Expert: Jennifer Schweppe (Expert in Abortion law), Law Lecturer, UL School of Law 
The Hook: The question as to whether a constitutional referendum is required for FFA has received little discussion, with politicians insisting a referendum is required without giving reasons for this position. The law is not clear here, and I believe we can legislate, particularly where there is no prospect for life outside the womb.

Story Idea: Higher Education Authority publishes Report
Expert: Dr. Annie Doona (Expert in higher education/ further education strategy) President, IADT 
The Hook: IADT welcomes the recognition of its unique and specialist role in the published Higher Education Authority report on the reconfiguration of Higher Education and the development of an alliance with UCD and collaborations with NCAD . Dr. Annie Doona is happy to be interviewed and quoted on the HEA strstgey, technological universities and the importance of the Thematic Cluster proposed for the Creative Arts in the Dublin region.

Story Idea: Shortage of family homes in Dublin is decreasing the time a new property is taking to agree sale
Expert: Carol Tallon (Expert in Property & Housing Markets) Managing Director, Buyers Broker 
The Hook: The shortage of family homes in Dublin is decreasing the time a new property is taking to sale agree. This statistic is currently masked by the longer averages – to allow for properties that have been on the market for 12 months+. The unexpected consequence of this decreased sales time, is buyers putting in early offers on multiple properties – effectively trying to hedge their bets. This is causing a higher fall-through rate as the market recovers and reportedly increases cases of gazumping.

Story Idea: Irish charities react to the governments decision to ban branding on Cigarette Packaging
Expert: Grainne O’Rourke (Expert in Cancer prevention, treatment and research) Communications Manager, Irish Cancer Society -
The Hook: The Irish Cancer Society has welcomed the Government announcement that Ireland will become one of the first countries in the world to ban branding from cigarette packaging. The charity claims that children will be less likely to start smoking because of the new legislation.

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Story Ideas for Thursday 6th June

June 5, 2013 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Uncategorized

Story Idea: How investment in the greater Dublin area’s infrastructure benefits the country as a whole? How this investment is perceived by those outside of the capital?
Expert: Fionnuala Kilbane (Expert in Engineering, Mathematics & Technology) Marketing & Comms Director, Engineers Ireland
The Hook: Engineers Ireland Conference 2013, is a one day event, that will focus on the role that engineers play in delivering public services and building the infrastructure necessary to facilitate business on a nationwide scale as well as allowing the free movement of people, goods and services. Even within the context of tight fiscal constraints, investment in our infrastructure networks has to be prioritised.

Story Idea: Money needs to be spent on SERVICES i.e on child care workers, teachers, nurses.Yet more state expenditure on building and construction is being considered
Expert: Prof. Pat O’Connor (Expert in Sociology & Gender Research) University of Limerick
The Hook: There was a headline in the Irish Times last week about Minister Howlin considering spending 1 billion on capital funding to put money into the economy. The programme on creches clearly showed that buildings (reflecting terms of public and private expenditure) have had far too great an importance. Money needs to be spent on SERVICES- on child care workers, teachers, nurses.Is it a coincidence that the jobs in the construction sector are overwhelmingly for men; while child care workers are overwhelmingly women?

Story Idea: Legislating for fatal foetal abnormalities: why a constitutional referendum may not be needed
Expert: Jennifer Schweppe (Expert in Abortion law), Law Lecturer, UL School of Law 
The Hook: The question as to whether a constitutional referendum is required for FFA has received little discussion, with politicians insisting a referendum is required without giving reasons for this position. The law is not clear here, and I believe we can legislate, particularly where there is no prospect for life outside the womb.

Story Idea: Higher Education Authority publishes Report
Expert: Dr. Annie Doona (Expert in higher education/ further education strategy) President, IADT 
The Hook: IADT welcomes the recognition of its unique and specialist role in the published Higher Education Authority report on the reconfiguration of Higher Education and the development of an alliance with UCD and collaborations with NCAD . Dr. Annie Doona is happy to be interviewed and quoted on the HEA strstgey, technological universities and the importance of the Thematic Cluster proposed for the Creative Arts in the Dublin region.

Story Idea: Shortage of family homes in Dublin is decreasing the time a new property is taking to agree sale
Expert: Carol Tallon (Expert in Property & Housing Markets) Managing Director, Buyers Broker 
The Hook: The shortage of family homes in Dublin is decreasing the time a new property is taking to sale agree. This statistic is currently masked by the longer averages – to allow for properties that have been on the market for 12 months+. The unexpected consequence of this decreased sales time, is buyers putting in early offers on multiple properties – effectively trying to hedge their bets. This is causing a higher fall-through rate as the market recovers and reportedly increases cases of gazumping.

Story Idea: Irish charities react to the governments decision to ban branding on Cigarette Packaging
Expert: Grainne O’Rourke (Expert in Cancer prevention, treatment and research) Communications Manager, Irish Cancer Society
The Hook: The Irish Cancer Society has welcomed the Government announcement that Ireland will become one of the first countries in the world to ban branding from cigarette packaging. The charity claims that children will be less likely to start smoking because of the new legislation.

Notable Events for Thursday 6th
CSO – Live Register May 2013
CSO – Industrial Stocks Quarter 1 2013 (Provisional) Quarter 4 2012 (Final)
CSO – Capital Assets in Industry Quarter 1 2013 (Provisional) Quarter 4 2012 (Final)

 

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