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Story Ideas for Thursday 28th November 2013

November 28, 2013 Posted in : Experts, Experts Reading List, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: Appalling violence in Central African Republic

Expert: Jane-Ann McKenna (Expert in Humanitarian Aid) Director of Médecins Sans Frontières Ireland. http://goo.gl/0TuExj
The Hook: Thousands of people are living in fear, displaced into the bush or gathered in compounds as armed groups target civilians in a brutal wave of sectarian violence in the Central African Republic. Médecins Sans Frontières is deploying mobile emergency teams in rural areas to stabilize the wounded and save lives in the immediate aftermath of attacks. Our teams are treating patients with machete and gunshot wounds. Jane-Ann has worked in CAR and can discuss how this current wave of violence is extremely worrying.

Story Idea: New volunteers needed for Daffodil Centre at St. Vincent’s University Hospital
Expert: Grainne O’ Rourke (Expert in Cancer prevention, treatment and research) Communications Manager, Irish Cancer Society. http://goo.gl/DG8V1
The Hook: The Irish Cancer Society is creating a new Daffodil Centre in St. Vincent’s University Hospital and is currently seeking volunteers to help out with this service. The Daffodil Centre is a walk-in cancer information centre for cancer patients, their families and anyone concerned about cancer.

Notable Events for Thursday 28th November
ECB – Monetary developments in the euro area – Ref period: Oct-2013
ECB – National balance sheet of euro area monetary financial institutions, excluding the Eurosystem. Ref: period: Oct-2013
OECD – Statistics release: Quarterly Trade
First Day of Hanukkah
Thanksgiving Day (USA)
CSO – Vital Statistics Second Quarter 2013
CSO – Retail Sales Index October 2013 (Provisional) September 2013 (Final)CSO – Industrial Production, Distribution and Services Provisional Data 2012
CSO – Livestock Slaughterings October 2013

 

 

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Story Ideas For Wednesday 27th November 2013

November 26, 2013 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: Fewer homes for people on lower incomes

Expert: Tom Dunne (Expert in housing, residential property & land use) Head of Surveying & Construction Management, DIT. http://goo.gl/dRmQRR
The Hook: Focus Ireland’s annual conference will point to the need to increase access to affordable housing for vulnerable households. the conference will ask can we meet the new deadline to end long term homelessness by the end of 2016 given increase in rents and an increasing shortage of rental accommodation

Story Idea: Get Your Pulse Racing This Winter In Northern Ireland
Expert: Fiona Cunningham(Expert in Tourism and the Hospitality Industry) ROI Market Manager, Northern Ireland Tourist Board http://bit.ly/1cldZIm
The Hook: Did you ever think you could experience the adrenaline of driving a car while blindfolded, the thrill of sailing across land, or the excitement of trekking with a llama through the countryside? “Why not wrap up warm and enjoy an adventure activity. There is everything from learning how to be a rally driver to going caving and exploring the fascinating underground caves in Fermanagh or taking to the skies over Newtownards in a Microlight flight on offer,” – Fiona Cunningham

Notable Events for Wednesday 27th November
First smartphone on new OS ‘Sailfish’ to be launched on
CSO – Residential Property Price Index October 2013

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Story ideas for Tuesday 26th November 2013

November 25, 2013 Posted in : Experts, Experts Reading List, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

 

Story Idea: Despite recession, EU companies have difficulties finding workers with the right skills
Expert: Greet Vermeylen (Expert in Working Conditions & Flexicurity) Research Manager, Eurofound. http://goo.gl/UakdT8
The Hook: In the midst of Europe’s greatest recession, 40% of all EU companies have difficulties finding workers with the right skills. For innovative companies, this is even more challenging. This emerges from Eurofound’s third European Company Survey (ECS) of 30.000 companies in 32 countries, out on Tuesday 26 November.

Story Idea: OECD – Launch of: Pensions at a Glance 2013
Expert: Robert Anderson(Expert in Unemployment and Social Issues) Head of Living Conditions and Quality of Life, Eurofound. http://goo.gl/7OH9hU
The Hook: Robert Anderson is head of the Living Conditions and Quality of Life research programme. His current research activities include: monitoring quality of life and living conditions in the EU. Also projects on ageing and changes in employment over the life course.

Notable Events for Tuesday 26th November
OECD – Launch of: Pensions at a Glance 2013. See OECD’s work on Pensions.
10 years since Conchord’s last flight
15 years since Tony Blair becomes the first UK PM to address Irish parliament
CSO – Quarterly National Household Survey Quarter 3 2013
CSO – Earnings and Labour Costs Q2 2013 (Final) Q3 2013 (Preliminary Estimates)

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 25th – 29th November 2013

November 25, 2013 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Monday 25th November 2013

Story Idea: Fundraising Wheelchair basketball league to challenge non disabled students and elite athletes
Expert: Susan Crawford (Expert in Autism, Health, Fitness & Disabilities) Lecturer in Sports Studies & Physical Education, UCC. http://goo.gl/aFoLy
The Hook: UCC Sports Studies and Physical Education Students have organised a fundraising day-long wheelchair basketball league for Monday 25th November in the Mardyke Arena in aid of Irish Wheelchair Sports and The Glen Resource and Sports Centre. Secondary school students, undergrads and well known elite and professional athletes will all pitch their skills for what promises to be a very exciting and challenging event. Intercounty hurlers, footballers, rugby players, soccer players will be represented. The event starts at 9am and goes on until 4.30pm with lots of wonderful prizes to be raffled.

Story Idea: Baking a difference for kids this Christmas!
Expert: Caroline O’Sullivan (Expert in Child abuse and services) Director of Services, ISPCC. http://goo.gl/8BYlQ
The Hook: It doesn’t matter if you are a fairy cake baking novice or a black forest gateau professional, we are calling all levels of baking expertise to join the fun, get involved and hold a Holly Bake Sale in aid of the ISPCC this Christmas and bake a difference for children in need.

Notable Events for Monday 25th November
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Live Aid record “Do They Know It’s Christmas” 29 years ago
8th anniversary of the death of George Best

25th November – 1st December -Subtitle – European Film Festival (kilkenny)

Tuesday 26th November 2013

Story Idea: Despite recession, EU companies have difficulties finding workers with the right skills
Expert: Greet Vermeylen (Expert in Working Conditions & Flexicurity) Research Manager, Eurofound. http://goo.gl/UakdT8
The Hook: In the midst of Europe’s greatest recession, 40% of all EU companies have difficulties finding workers with the right skills. For innovative companies, this is even more challenging. This emerges from Eurofound’s third European Company Survey (ECS) of 30.000 companies in 32 countries, out on Tuesday 26 November.

Story Idea: OECD – Launch of: Pensions at a Glance 2013
Expert: Robert Anderson(Expert in Unemployment and Social Issues) Head of Living Conditions and Quality of Life, Eurofound. http://goo.gl/7OH9hU
The Hook: Robert Anderson is head of the Living Conditions and Quality of Life research programme. His current research activities include: monitoring quality of life and living conditions in the EU. Also projects on ageing and changes in employment over the life course.

Notable Events for Tuesday 26th November
OECD – Launch of: Pensions at a Glance 2013. See OECD’s work on Pensions.
10 years since Conchord’s last flight
15 years since Tony Blair becomes the first UK PM to address Irish parliament
CSO – Quarterly National Household Survey Quarter 3 2013
CSO – Earnings and Labour Costs Q2 2013 (Final) Q3 2013 (Preliminary Estimates)

Wednesday 27th November 2013

Story Idea: Fewer homes for people on lower incomes
Expert: Tom Dunne (Expert in housing, residential property & land use) Head of Surveying & Construction Management, DIT. http://goo.gl/dRmQRR
The Hook: Focus Ireland’s annual conference will point to the need to increase access to affordable housing for vulnerable households. the conference will ask can we meet the new deadline to end long term homelessness by the end of 2016 given increase in rents and an increasing shortage of rental accommodation

Story Idea: Get Your Pulse Racing This Winter In Northern Ireland
Expert: Fiona Cunningham(Expert in Tourism and the Hospitality Industry) ROI Market Manager, Northern Ireland Tourist Board http://bit.ly/1cldZIm
The Hook: Did you ever think you could experience the adrenaline of driving a car while blindfolded, the thrill of sailing across land, or the excitement of trekking with a llama through the countryside? “Why not wrap up warm and enjoy an adventure activity. There is everything from learning how to be a rally driver to going caving and exploring the fascinating underground caves in Fermanagh or taking to the skies over Newtownards in a Microlight flight on offer,” – Fiona Cunningham

Notable Events for Wednesday 27th November
First smartphone on new OS ‘Sailfish’ to be launched on
CSO – Residential Property Price Index October 2013

Thursday 28th November 2013

Story Idea: Appalling violence in Central African Republic
Expert: Jane-Ann McKenna (Expert in Humanitarian Aid) Director of Médecins Sans Frontières Ireland. http://goo.gl/0TuExj
The Hook: Thousands of people are living in fear, displaced into the bush or gathered in compounds as armed groups target civilians in a brutal wave of sectarian violence in the Central African Republic. Médecins Sans Frontières is deploying mobile emergency teams in rural areas to stabilize the wounded and save lives in the immediate aftermath of attacks. Our teams are treating patients with machete and gunshot wounds. Jane-Ann has worked in CAR and can discuss how this current wave of violence is extremely worrying.

Story Idea: New volunteers needed for Daffodil Centre at St. Vincent’s University Hospital
Expert: Grainne O’ Rourke (Expert in Cancer prevention, treatment and research) Communications Manager, Irish Cancer Society. http://goo.gl/DG8V1
The Hook: The Irish Cancer Society is creating a new Daffodil Centre in St. Vincent’s University Hospital and is currently seeking volunteers to help out with this service. The Daffodil Centre is a walk-in cancer information centre for cancer patients, their families and anyone concerned about cancer.

Notable Events for Thursday 28th November
ECB – Monetary developments in the euro area – Ref period: Oct-2013
ECB – National balance sheet of euro area monetary financial institutions, excluding the Eurosystem. Ref: period: Oct-2013
OECD – Statistics release: Quarterly Trade
First Day of Hanukkah
Thanksgiving Day (USA)
CSO – Vital Statistics Second Quarter 2013
CSO – Retail Sales Index October 2013 (Provisional) September 2013 (Final)CSO – Industrial Production, Distribution and Services Provisional Data 2012
CSO – Livestock Slaughterings October 2013

Friday 29th November 2013

Story Idea: 200 Irish Independant Game Developers descend on DIT on anniversary of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
Expert: Hugh McAtamney (Expert in social media & digital games)Head of Digital Media, DIT. http://goo.gl/MiexRU
The Hook: Over 200 “indie” game developers from all over Ireland will be speaking and showcasing their games. These include Redwind Software, winner of the Grand Prix at The Appys 2013, SixMinute Studios and BitSmith Games among others. This years keynote speaker will be Mark Morris of UK indie developer Introversion Software, developer of the critically acclaimed DEFCON and Dawinia games, as well as the upcoming Prison Architect.

Fittingly, this showcase falls on the same day 42 years on from when Atari announced the release of Pong, the world’s first commercially successful video game.

Notable Events for Friday 29th November
ECB – Template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity. Ref period: end Oct-2013
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Santa’s Workshop at Aillwee Cave
Dundalk Festival of Light & Culture
Black Friday (USA)
42 years since Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
CSO – Milk Statistics October 2013
CSO – Overseas Travel August – October 2013
CSO – Transport Omnibus 2012

About Galzac’s Guide

We started ‘Galzac’s Guide to Expert Sources’ because we believe passionately that expert voices should be heard by the widest possible audience. We want to build a community of doers, thinkers and curious minds who want to share their ideas with the world.

‘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 for Friday 22nd November 2013

November 21, 2013 Posted in : Uncategorized

Story Idea: Northern Ireland’s Festive Markets Are Coming To Town

Expert: Fiona Cunningham(Expert in Tourism and the Hospitality Industry) ROI Market Manager, Northern Ireland Tourist Board http://bit.ly/1cldZIm
The Hook: The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) is encouraging shoppers to get into the festive spirit by browsing a range of markets  taking place across the country in the run up to Christmas, offering shoppers the chance to purchase handmade gifts, seasonal products or to simply wrap up warm and enjoy a great day out with family and friends.

Notable Events for Friday 22nd
Galway Continental Christmas Market
Xbox One released
European Commission to comment on Malta Budget
22nd-24th NovemberChristmas Georgian Market at No. 1 Pery Square, Limerick

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Story Ideas for Thursday 21st November 2013

November 21, 2013 Posted in : Uncategorized

Story Idea: Tourism Ireland announces #TweeTour – a tour of Dublin by Twitter 

Expert: Sinead Grace (Expert in Tourism & Promoting Ireland) Media and Public Relations Manager. http://bit.ly/145mIt4
The Hook: Dublin will roll out the red carpet to welcome Tourism Ireland’s ‘TweeTour’ – a business tourism promotion with a difference. Working with one of the most influential international event management planners – the International Special Events Society (ISES) – Tourism Ireland has invited two senior decision-makers involved in the important MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and events) sector in GB to take part in their very own ‘TweeTour’ of Dublin.

Notable Events for Thursday 21st
Heathrow Aiport Holdings LTD. Third quarter 2013
OECD – Launch of Health at a Glance.
ECB Governing Council Meeting. Frankfurt, Germany.
World Television Day
World Hello Day
Clery’s Dublin to re-open
CSO – Industrial Disputes Quarter 3 2013
CSO – Wholesale Price Index October 2013
39 year anniversary of the Birmingham Six Pub Bombings

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Story Ideas for Wednesday 20th November 2013

November 20, 2013 Posted in : Uncategorized

 

Story Idea: Fleischmann Diaries online launch – out of the box, and on to the web.
Expert: Orla Murphy, (Expert in information technology, computer education & digital media) Lecturer, UCC. http://goo.gl/T51Y2
The Hook: What public history and scholarship is all about today – student engages with technology, the family, the archivist, the city library and brings something hidden in a box, accessible to a few, to many people. As well as being about noted Irish public figure Aloys Fleischmann – it is about the value of tech to augment traditional humanities practices. This work is not for the few – it is for the many…

Story Idea: Minister to launch ‘One World Week’ on Universal Children’s Day
Expert: Mary Cunningham ( Expert in Youth & unemployment) Director, NYCI. http://goo.gl/QhskB0
The Hook: Young people will gather in Dublin city centre to celebrate the launch of One World Week 2013, a week of youth-led awareness raising, education and action on local and global justice issues organised each year by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI). The launch takes place at the Irish Aid Centre, Upper O’Connell St., Dublin and coincides with Universal Children’s Day.

Story Idea: Threshold Launches Annual Report – with focus on poor standards in rented accommodation
Expert: Bob Jordan ( Expert in Social Housing) Executive Director, Threshold. http://goo.gl/Cq04g
The Hook: Threshold, the national housing charity, will launch its annual report for 2012 on 20th Nov. The report will highlight deteriorating standards in rented accommodation & growing pressures on the rental market.

Notable Events for Wendesday 20th
Universal Children’s Day
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Africa Industrialization Day
Publication of financial vehicle corporation statistics (euro area). Ref period: 2013 Q3
28 years to the day since the release of Microsoft Windows 1.0

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Story ideas for Tuesday 19th November 2013

November 18, 2013 Posted in : Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: How to Hire Nine Java Developers in a Weekend  

Expert: Stephen Walsh (Expert in Banking systems and Foreign Investment) CEO, Keeper Solutions. http://goo.gl/n6gQD
The Hook: Keeper Solutions and Irish Recruiter have joined forces to offer Irish firms a recruitment service that enables clients to rapidly hire as many software engineers with the right skills in a short period of time.
Following on the recent successful hiring of nine Java engineers by a leading Eastpoint based software firm, this partnership is planning a series of two-day events in Eastern European cities where Irish firms can interview 10 -15 pre-screened candidates over the space of two days.

Story Idea: Irish Cancer Society Hosted Ecumenical Service in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
Expert: Grainne O’Rourke (Expert in Cancer prevention, treatment and research) Communications Manager, Irish Cancer Society. http://goo.gl/DG8V1
The Hook: The Irish Cancer Society hosted an Ecumenical Service in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin on the 17th November as part of the Society’s 50th year celebrations. The service which recognised those affected by cancer was a celebration of volunteering, remembrance & living and welcomed all those affected by cancer in the area as well as all the Society’s volunteers and supporters.

Notable Events for Tuesday 19th
OECD statistics news release: OECD GDP Growth Q3, 2013.
OECD – Launch of: Economic Outlook Vol 2. 2013.
Eurostat – Production in construction. September 2013
International Journalist’s remembrance Day
International Men’s Day
Euro area investment fund statistics. Ref period: Sep-2013/ Q3 2013
19th anniversary of the first UK National Lottery Draw
EVGA Tegra Note $200 tablet ships

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 18th – 22nd November 2013

November 18, 2013 Posted in : Uncategorized

Monday 18th November 2013

Story Idea: Responding to the humanitarian crisis in the Philippines
Expert: Dr. Lara Allen (Expert in Healthcare, International missionary work) Head of Information, Misean Cara. http://goo.gl/plJWim
The Hook: After the destruction caused by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the international response to help the 10 million people affected by the disaster is underway. In the past few days, Misean Cara has approved two emergency funding applications from our member organisations totaling €30,000, and further applications from other members working in the Philippines are expected soon.

Story Idea: Responding to the Philippines Typhoon Emergency
Expert: Jane-Ann McKenna (Expert in Humanitarian Aid) Director of Médecins Sans Frontières Ireland. http://goo.gl/0TuExj
The Hook: Within 24hrs, Médecins Sans Frontières deployed an emergency team to the Philippines. Our team has now been boosted to 140 staff including doctors, surgeons, water- sanitation experts and psychologists. Ten cargo planes of medical kits, tetanus vaccines and shelter materials have been dispatched with an inflatable hospital due to arrive. Our priority is to reach communities in the most remote areas who have so far received very little, if any, aid since the typhoon hit.

Notable Events for Monday 18th
OECD-ESCAP Conference on advancing responsible business practices in the Asia-Pacific region. Bangkok, Thaïland.
Eurostat – International trade in goods. September 2013
ECB – Euro area monthly balance of payments. Ref period: Sep-2013
20th Anniversary of South African approval of a new constitution expanding voting rights and ending white minority rule.

Tuesday 19th November 2013

Story Idea: How to Hire Nine Java Developers in a Weekend  
Expert: Stephen Walsh (Expert in Banking systems and Foreign Investment) CEO, Keeper Solutions. http://goo.gl/n6gQD
The Hook: Keeper Solutions and Irish Recruiter have joined forces to offer Irish firms a recruitment service that enables clients to rapidly hire as many software engineers with the right skills in a short period of time.
Following on the recent successful hiring of nine Java engineers by a leading Eastpoint based software firm, this partnership is planning a series of two-day events in Eastern European cities where Irish firms can interview 10 -15 pre-screened candidates over the space of two days.

Story Idea: Irish Cancer Society Hosted Ecumenical Service in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
Expert: Grainne O’Rourke (Expert in Cancer prevention, treatment and research) Communications Manager, Irish Cancer Society. http://goo.gl/DG8V1
The Hook: The Irish Cancer Society hosted an Ecumenical Service in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin on the 17th November as part of the Society’s 50th year celebrations. The service which recognised those affected by cancer was a celebration of volunteering, remembrance & living and welcomed all those affected by cancer in the area as well as all the Society’s volunteers and supporters.

Notable Events for Tuesday 19th
OECD statistics news release: OECD GDP Growth Q3, 2013.
OECD – Launch of: Economic Outlook Vol 2. 2013.
Eurostat – Production in construction. September 2013
International Journalist’s remembrance Day
International Men’s Day
Euro area investment fund statistics. Ref period: Sep-2013/ Q3 2013
19th anniversary of the first UK National Lottery Draw
EVGA Tegra Note $200 tablet ships

Wednesday 20th November 2013

Story Idea: Fleischmann Diaries online launch – out of the box, and on to the web.
Expert: Orla Murphy, (Expert in information technology, computer education & digital media) Lecturer, UCC. http://goo.gl/T51Y2
The Hook: What public history and scholarship is all about today – student engages with technology, the family, the archivist, the city library and brings something hidden in a box, accessible to a few, to many people. As well as being about noted Irish public figure Aloys Fleischmann – it is about the value of tech to augment traditional humanities practices. This work is not for the few – it is for the many…

Story Idea: Minister to launch ‘One World Week’ on Universal Children’s Day
Expert: Mary Cunningham ( Expert in Youth & unemployment) Director, NYCI. http://goo.gl/QhskB0
The Hook: Young people will gather in Dublin city centre to celebrate the launch of One World Week 2013, a week of youth-led awareness raising, education and action on local and global justice issues organised each year by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI). The launch takes place at the Irish Aid Centre, Upper O’Connell St., Dublin and coincides with Universal Children’s Day.

Story Idea: Threshold Launches Annual Report – with focus on poor standards in rented accommodation
Expert: Bob Jordan ( Expert in Social Housing) Executive Director, Threshold. http://goo.gl/Cq04g
The Hook: Threshold, the national housing charity, will launch its annual report for 2012 on 20th Nov. The report will highlight deteriorating standards in rented accommodation & growing pressures on the rental market.

Notable Events for Wendesday 20th
Universal Children’s Day
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Africa Industrialization Day
Publication of financial vehicle corporation statistics (euro area). Ref period: 2013 Q3
28 years to the day since the release of Microsoft Windows 1.0

Thursday 21st November 2013

Story Idea: Tourism Ireland announces #TweeTour – a tour of Dublin by Twitter
Expert: Sinead Grace (Expert in Tourism & Promoting Ireland) Media and Public Relations Manager. http://bit.ly/145mIt4
The Hook: Dublin will roll out the red carpet to welcome Tourism Ireland’s ‘TweeTour’ – a business tourism promotion with a difference. Working with one of the most influential international event management planners – the International Special Events Society (ISES) – Tourism Ireland has invited two senior decision-makers involved in the important MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and events) sector in GB to take part in their very own ‘TweeTour’ of Dublin.

Notable Events for Thursday 21st
Heathrow Aiport Holdings LTD. Third quarter 2013
OECD – Launch of Health at a Glance.
ECB Governing Council Meeting. Frankfurt, Germany.
World Television Day
World Hello Day
Clery’s Dublin to re-open
CSO – Industrial Disputes Quarter 3 2013
CSO – Wholesale Price Index October 2013
39 year anniversary of the Birmingham Six Pub Bombings

 

Friday 22nd November 2013

Story Idea: Northern Ireland’s Festive Markets Are Coming To Town
Expert: Fiona Cunningham(Expert in Tourism and the Hospitality Industry) ROI Market Manager, Northern Ireland Tourist Board http://bit.ly/1cldZIm
The Hook: The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) is encouraging shoppers to get into the festive spirit by browsing a range of markets  taking place across the country in the run up to Christmas, offering shoppers the chance to purchase handmade gifts, seasonal products or to simply wrap up warm and enjoy a great day out with family and friends.

Notable Events for Friday 22nd
Galway Continental Christmas Market
Xbox One released
European Commission to comment on Malta Budget
22nd-24th NovemberChristmas Georgian Market at No. 1 Pery Square, Limerick

About Galzac’s Guide

We started ‘Galzac’s Guide to Expert Sources’ because we believe passionately that expert voices should be heard by the widest possible audience. We want to build a community of doers, thinkers and curious minds who want to share their ideas with the world.

‘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 for Friday 15th November 2013

November 14, 2013 Posted in : Experts, Experts Reading List, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

 

Story Idea: Irish Cancer Society to open Nurse-led Side Effects Clinics for Men with Prostate Cancer in 2014
Expert: Grainne O’Rourke (Expert in Cancer prevention, treatment and research) Communications Manager, Irish Cancer Society. http://goo.gl/DG8V1
The Hook: The Irish Cancer Society, in partnership with The Movember Foundation, has revealed plans to open specialist nurse-led side effects clinics for men with prostate cancer in 2014. The clinics will be launched on a pilot basis under a new programme called the Care, Advice, Support and Education (CASE) initiative. The incidence of prostate cancer is growing every year with 3,172 men diagnosed in Ireland in 2010.

Story Idea: Belfast Gets Ready For Grand Final Of All Island School Choir Competition
Expert: Fiona Cunningham(Expert in Tourism and the Hospitality Industry) ROI Market Manager, Northern Ireland Tourist Board http://bit.ly/1cldZIm
The Hook: The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) is looking forward to welcoming school children and their families from throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to the Grand Final of the All Island School Choir Competition 2013 which is taking place in the iconic Titanic Belfast on Sunday November 24. Fiona said: “We are delighted that Belfast will once again host the Grand Final of the All Island School Choir Competition in Titanic Belfast. The competition has been a huge success to date and is a great way to nurture young music talent and help children develop their confidence.

Notable Events for Friday 15th
Euro area HICP statistics (seasonally adjusted). Ref period: Oct-2013
Day of the Imprisoned Writer
Irish Baroque Orchestra at the Ardee Baroque Festival 15th – 17th November
The Rolling Sun Book Festival 15th November – 17th November
Eurostat – Inflation (HICP)
UTV Media PLC Trading Statement
Seminar on 40 years of Ireland and Social Europe,

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