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Story ideas for Friday 28th February 2014

February 24, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: Analysis of the Euro Zone unemployment rate 
Expert: Jim Power (Expert in Economic Analysis and Business Issues) Economist, Jim Power Economics Ltd. http://bit.ly/1eaMEe1
The Hook: The European Commission will be releasing unemployment statistics for January 2014 on February 28th. The findings will show how unemployment, particularly youth unemployment is the scourge of the Euro Zone. According to Jim Power, Ireland is starting to move strongly in a positive direction. Jim is available to share his in-depth analysis on the issue.

Story Idea: Rare Disease Day: tackling illnesses that are more common than you think
Expert: Dr. John Mackrill (Expert in Genetic Diseases) Lecturer Dept. Physiology, UCC. http://bit.ly/1edMbBJ
The Hook: In the EU, rare diseases are defined as occurring in less than 1,2000 people, but because there are at least 6000 different types of rare disease, about 1/20 people suffer from one. Rare Disease Day aims to promote awareness of such disorders, with this year’s event featuring a video featuring backing music by the Dublin-based band, The Delorentos. Dr. Mackrill is available to comment on the day.

Story Idea: CSO to release Retail Sales Index
Expert: Damian O’Reilly (Expert in Retail Market Structure and Retail Strategy) Lecturer in Retail Management, DIT. http://bit.ly/Oj30GG
The Hook: The Central Statistics Office will be releasing statistics for the Retail Sales Index for January 2014 (Provisional) and December 2013 (Final). Damian O’Reilly is available to comment on the day.

Notable Events for Friday 28th

CSO-Milk Statistics January 2014.
Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival 2014, Antrim, ends March 9th.
CSO-Livestock Slaughterings January 2014.
Kiltimagh Choral Festival 2014, Mayo- runs until Saturday March 1st.

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Story ideas for Thursday 27th February 2014

February 24, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: Seminar on rural isolation 
Expert: Catherine Bunyan (Expert in Social Media and Technology) Press Officer European Parliament. http://bit.ly/1hBGgyr
The Hook: The European Parliament in co-operation with Irish Rural Link is hosting a seminar on rural isolation in Ennis, Co Clare on Friday, 28th February. Phil Prendergast MEP will be in attendance and a special guest speaker is Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, the former RTE sports commentator. The meeting will be held from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm in the West County Hotel, Ennis. The seminar will hear from experts in the field but the main purpose of the meeting is to seek proposals as to how the problem of rural isolation can be alleviated and develop polices to target the problem. Groups and individuals working to alleviate the problem of rural isolation will be in attendance. You can register to attend here.

Story Idea: Comment on Rehab’s appearance before the Public Accounts Committee
Expert: Deirdre Garvey (Expert in Charities and Voluntary Sector) CEO, The Wheel. http://bit.ly/1hClUDW
The Hook: The CEO of Rehab, Angela Kerins, is scheduled to appear before the PAC on Thursday. The Wheel is available to comment on impact of the affair on the wider charity sector.

Story Idea: Are you ready for the Wild Atlantic Way? 
Expert: Alex Connolly (Expert in Tourism and Communications) Head of Communications/ Tourism, Failte Ireland. http://bit.ly/1h5rpsB
The Hook: Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring will be launching Ireland’s first long-distance touring route, the Wild Atlantic Way on February 27th in Dublin at 10.45am. The tourism authority will provide a comprehensive briefing on the project including the investment for this year, marketing activity as well as information on what people can expect along the route. For further information, please contact Alex Connolly.

Story Idea: CSO release Residential Property Price Index for January 2014 
Expert: Carol Tallon (Expert in Housing Markets and Residential Property) Managing Director, Buyers Broker. http://bit.ly/1bCVFZb
The Hook: On Thursday February 27th, the Central Statistics Office will be releasing the Residential Property Price Index for January 2014. Carol Tallon is available to share her opinions on the released publication.

Notable Events for Thursday 27th

CSO-Quarterly National Household Survey Quarter 4 2013.
Anniversary (2002) of the death of comedian and writer, Spike Milligan.
Ted Fest 8 2014- Galway, ends on March 2nd.

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Story ideas for Wednesday 26th February 2014

February 24, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: European first: first group of students to graduate with masters in organic horticulture this week
Expert: Eoin Lettice (Expert in Plant Science) Deputy Director of the centre for Organic Horticulture Research, UCC. http://bit.ly/1oqhT7e
The Hook: UCC offers the only MSc Organic Horticulture in Europe. Started in 2012, this Friday marks the conferring of master’s degrees on the first cohort of students to graduate. This unique course is testament to the increasing demand for sustainable food sources amongst consumers and UCC aims to train horticulturists in both the science and practice of sustainable food production.

Story Idea: NITB on board for historic sporting festival 
Expert: Fiona Cunningham/ Clare McCoy (Expert in Tourism and Travel) ROI Market Manager, Northern Ireland Tourist Board. http://bit.ly/1f39z8d
The Hook: The first ever Queen’s GAA Festival is set to bring thousands of visitors to Belfast to experience what the City has to offer, according to the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB), tourism partner of the landmark event. The intervarsity GAA Festival is the first time a university or college has ever hosted all four of the major higher education Gaelic Games tournaments in the same year, with more than 2,250 top players from all over Ireland converging at Queen’s University Belfast’s Upper Malone facilities over four weekends until March 22nd. Clare McCoy, PR Officer (ROI), NITB said that the Festival, which incorporates the prestigious Sigerson, O’Connor, Fitzgibbon and Ashbourne Cups, will provide a significant boost to local tourism. “The Queen’s GAA Festival is one of the biggest sporting events in Northern Ireland this year with more than 2,000 university and college Gaelic football, ladies football, Hurling and Camogie players flocking to Belfast during February and March in the hope of being crowned champions of their respective sports. For more information please contact Clare McCoy.

Notable Events for Wednesday 26th

CSO-Overseas Travel November 2013 – January 2014.
CSO-Earnings and Labour Costs Q3 2013 (Final) Q4 2013 (Preliminary Estimates).
Drive-thru supermarkets in Ireland- will they work or are they unnecessary and anti-social?

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Story ideas for Tuesday 25th February 2014

February 24, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: Irish Cancer Society and Dell call on people to ‘Go Yellow’ this March & support Daffodil Day 2014
Expert: Kathleen O’Meara (Expert in Cancer) Head of Advocacy and Communications, Irish Cancer Society. http://bit.ly/1h6V2ZS
The Hook: The Irish Cancer Society’s biggest and oldest fundraising day, Daffodil Day, kindly supported by Dell, will take place this year on Friday 28th March 2013. Getting Your Daff on and supporting Daffodil Day is easier than ever with our Daffodil Day products that will brighten up even the dreariest of days. Mark the day and offer your support with one of our themed products perfect for yourself or even as a gift. To buy some Daffodil Day products this year just click here.

Story Idea: TRACS comments on tyre industry PRI preview 
Expert: Fiacra Quinn (Expert in Tyre Waste Management) Director, TRACS Ireland. http://bit.ly/1jkhfFb
The Hook: A review of the Producer Responsibility Initiative Model, proposed for the Irish Tyre Industry was published at the end of 2013.  The report has recommended changing the scope of the current self-compliance model to a centralised electronic, Producer Responsibility Initiative, which would be operated by a single scheme like TRACS. TRACS welcomes the Department’s conclusion that there should only be one scheme and is very supportive of the idea that the system needs to operate on an all island basis, so as not to disadvantage operators in the Republic of Ireland. However, TRACS also believes that the industry is currently well placed to meet the requirements of the Waste Management Regulations 2007, without the adoption of a new and full PRI process. “There is a general consensus in the industry sector, that a full PRI would only work on an all-island basis, both North and South”, according to Fiacra Quinn, director of TRACS.  “With regard to a robust monitoring and audit system, we have already built a very solid foundation in these processes, one on which we believe the interests of all invested bodies are best served.”

“The report has several positive recommendations”, says Mr. Quinn. “The level of illegal storage of waste tyres has decreased overall in Ireland and storage guidance for used and waste tyres at suppliers’ outlets would help to reduce this even more. Improvement in the identification of non-compliant producers, targeted enforcement actions carried out by local authorities and setting penalties at an appropriate level are all practical propositions.  In addition, sustained communication to make economic operators aware of their obligations, e.g. the benefits of being compliant and the risks associated with the lack of compliance, has been at the forefront of TRACS awareness campaigns over several years now.  With communications covering advertising campaigns, direct marketing, public relations and proposed social media, more people will have read about TRACS than seen Garth Brooks in 2014.” Fiacra Quinn is available to comment on request.

Notable Events for Tuesday 25th

Anniversary (2005) of the death of Peter Benenson, founder of Amnesty International.
Allsop Space Auction, RDS, Dublin 4, starts at 9am. €25m will go under the hammer on the day.

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Story ideas for Monday 24th February 2014

February 24, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: ISPCC Shield Campaign – we’re standing up against bullying, are you?
Expert: Caroline O’Sullivan (Expert in Children’s Rights and Bullying) Director of Services, ISPCC. http://bit.ly/1jiOIQ7
The Hook: Did you know that 22% of primary school children have been victims of bullying or know someone who has? And 37% of 9 year olds were bullied in the last year according to the Growing Up in Ireland Survey (2013). On Monday February 24th we will be launching our annual anti-bullying ISPCC Shield Campaign, which will be running throughout the month of March to highlight the prevalent issue of bullying. For more info, please click here.

Story Idea: Public asked to help end the bloodshed and suffering for children in Syria 
Expert: Peter Power (Expert in World Issues and Humanitarian Aid) Executive Director, UNICEF Ireland. http://bit.ly/LQlxbw
The Hook: A petition launched by UNICEF today asks the public in Ireland to stand with the children of Syria and ensure that they do not suffer another year of bloodshed – an outcome that would have devastating consequences for the future of the region.

Notable Events for Monday 24th

Disability Awareness Week at UCC, starts February 22nd and runs until the 27th.
Adult Learners’ Festival 2014 in association with AONTAS- ends on March 1st.

Dine in Dublin starts and runs until March 2nd.

Corofin Traditional Festival 2014, Clare, runs until March 2nd.

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 24th-28th February 2014

February 24, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Monday 24th February 2014

Story Idea: ISPCC Shield Campaign – we’re standing up against bullying, are you?
Expert: Caroline O’Sullivan (Expert in Children’s Rights and Bullying) Director of Services, ISPCC. http://bit.ly/1jiOIQ7
The Hook: Did you know that 22% of primary school children have been victims of bullying or know someone who has? And 37% of 9 year olds were bullied in the last year according to the Growing Up in Ireland Survey (2013). On Monday February 24th we will be launching our annual anti-bullying ISPCC Shield Campaign, which will be running throughout the month of March to highlight the prevalent issue of bullying. For more info, please click here.

Story Idea: Public asked to help end the bloodshed and suffering for children in Syria 
Expert: Peter Power (Expert in World Issues and Humanitarian Aid) Executive Director, UNICEF Ireland. http://bit.ly/LQlxbw
The Hook: A petition launched by UNICEF today asks the public in Ireland to stand with the children of Syria and ensure that they do not suffer another year of bloodshed – an outcome that would have devastating consequences for the future of the region.

Notable Events for Monday 24th

Disability Awareness Week at UCC, starts February 22nd and runs until the 27th.
Adult Learners’ Festival 2014 in association with AONTAS- ends on March 1st.

Dine in Dublin starts and runs until March 2nd.

Corofin Traditional Festival 2014, Clare, runs until March 2nd.

Tuesday 25th February 2014

Story Idea: Irish Cancer Society and Dell call on people to ‘Go Yellow’ this March & support Daffodil Day 2014
Expert: Kathleen O’Meara (Expert in Cancer) Head of Advocacy and Communications, Irish Cancer Society. http://bit.ly/1h6V2ZS
The Hook: The Irish Cancer Society’s biggest and oldest fundraising day, Daffodil Day, kindly supported by Dell, will take place this year on Friday 28th March 2013. Getting Your Daff on and supporting Daffodil Day is easier than ever with our Daffodil Day products that will brighten up even the dreariest of days. Mark the day and offer your support with one of our themed products perfect for yourself or even as a gift. To buy some Daffodil Day products this year just click here.

Story Idea: TRACS comments on tyre industry PRI preview 
Expert: Fiacra Quinn (Expert in Tyre Waste Management) Director, TRACS Ireland. http://bit.ly/1jkhfFb
The Hook: A review of the Producer Responsibility Initiative Model, proposed for the Irish Tyre Industry was published at the end of 2013.  The report has recommended changing the scope of the current self-compliance model to a centralised electronic, Producer Responsibility Initiative, which would be operated by a single scheme like TRACS. TRACS welcomes the Department’s conclusion that there should only be one scheme and is very supportive of the idea that the system needs to operate on an all island basis, so as not to disadvantage operators in the Republic of Ireland. However, TRACS also believes that the industry is currently well placed to meet the requirements of the Waste Management Regulations 2007, without the adoption of a new and full PRI process. “There is a general consensus in the industry sector, that a full PRI would only work on an all-island basis, both North and South”, according to Fiacra Quinn, director of TRACS.  “With regard to a robust monitoring and audit system, we have already built a very solid foundation in these processes, one on which we believe the interests of all invested bodies are best served.”

“The report has several positive recommendations”, says Mr. Quinn. “The level of illegal storage of waste tyres has decreased overall in Ireland and storage guidance for used and waste tyres at suppliers’ outlets would help to reduce this even more. Improvement in the identification of non-compliant producers, targeted enforcement actions carried out by local authorities and setting penalties at an appropriate level are all practical propositions.  In addition, sustained communication to make economic operators aware of their obligations, e.g. the benefits of being compliant and the risks associated with the lack of compliance, has been at the forefront of TRACS awareness campaigns over several years now.  With communications covering advertising campaigns, direct marketing, public relations and proposed social media, more people will have read about TRACS than seen Garth Brooks in 2014.” Fiacra Quinn is available to comment on request.

Notable Events for Tuesday 25th

Anniversary (2005) of the death of Peter Benenson, founder of Amnesty International.
Allsop Space Auction, RDS, Dublin 4, starts at 9am. €25m will go under the hammer on the day.

Wednesday 26th February 2014

Story Idea: European first: first group of students to graduate with masters in organic horticulture this week
Expert: Eoin Lettice (Expert in Plant Science) Deputy Director of the centre for Organic Horticulture Research, UCC. http://bit.ly/1oqhT7e
The Hook: UCC offers the only MSc Organic Horticulture in Europe. Started in 2012, this Friday marks the conferring of master’s degrees on the first cohort of students to graduate. This unique course is testament to the increasing demand for sustainable food sources amongst consumers and UCC aims to train horticulturists in both the science and practice of sustainable food production.

Story Idea: NITB on board for historic sporting festival 
Expert: Fiona Cunningham/ Clare McCoy (Expert in Tourism and Travel) ROI Market Manager, Northern Ireland Tourist Board. http://bit.ly/1f39z8d
The Hook: The first ever Queen’s GAA Festival is set to bring thousands of visitors to Belfast to experience what the City has to offer, according to the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB), tourism partner of the landmark event. The intervarsity GAA Festival is the first time a university or college has ever hosted all four of the major higher education Gaelic Games tournaments in the same year, with more than 2,250 top players from all over Ireland converging at Queen’s University Belfast’s Upper Malone facilities over four weekends until March 22nd. Clare McCoy, PR Officer (ROI), NITB said that the Festival, which incorporates the prestigious Sigerson, O’Connor, Fitzgibbon and Ashbourne Cups, will provide a significant boost to local tourism. “The Queen’s GAA Festival is one of the biggest sporting events in Northern Ireland this year with more than 2,000 university and college Gaelic football, ladies football, Hurling and Camogie players flocking to Belfast during February and March in the hope of being crowned champions of their respective sports. For more information please contact Clare McCoy.

Notable Events for Wednesday 26th

CSO-Overseas Travel November 2013 – January 2014.
CSO-Earnings and Labour Costs Q3 2013 (Final) Q4 2013 (Preliminary Estimates).
Drive-thru supermarkets in Ireland- will they work or are they unnecessary and anti-social?

Thursday 27th February 2014

Story Idea: Seminar on rural isolation 
Expert: Catherine Bunyan (Expert in Social Media and Technology) Press Officer European Parliament. http://bit.ly/1hBGgyr
The Hook: The European Parliament in co-operation with Irish Rural Link is hosting a seminar on rural isolation in Ennis, Co Clare on Friday, 28th February. Phil Prendergast MEP will be in attendance and a special guest speaker is Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, the former RTE sports commentator. The meeting will be held from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm in the West County Hotel, Ennis. The seminar will hear from experts in the field but the main purpose of the meeting is to seek proposals as to how the problem of rural isolation can be alleviated and develop polices to target the problem. Groups and individuals working to alleviate the problem of rural isolation will be in attendance. You can register to attend here.

Story Idea: Comment on Rehab’s appearance before the Public Accounts Committee
Expert: Deirdre Garvey (Expert in Charities and Voluntary Sector) CEO, The Wheel. http://bit.ly/1hClUDW
The Hook: The CEO of Rehab, Angela Kerins, is scheduled to appear before the PAC on Thursday. The Wheel is available to comment on impact of the affair on the wider charity sector.

Story Idea: Are you ready for the Wild Atlantic Way? 
Expert: Alex Connolly (Expert in Tourism and Communications) Head of Communications/ Tourism, Failte Ireland. http://bit.ly/1h5rpsB
The Hook: Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring will be launching Ireland’s first long-distance touring route, the Wild Atlantic Way on February 27th in Dublin at 10.45am. The tourism authority will provide a comprehensive briefing on the project including the investment for this year, marketing activity as well as information on what people can expect along the route. For further information, please contact Alex Connolly.

Story Idea: CSO release Residential Property Price Index for January 2014 
Expert: Carol Tallon (Expert in Housing Markets and Residential Property) Managing Director, Buyers Broker. http://bit.ly/1bCVFZb
The Hook: On Thursday February 27th, the Central Statistics Office will be releasing the Residential Property Price Index for January 2014. Carol Tallon is available to share her opinions on the released publication.

Notable Events for Thursday 27th

CSO-Quarterly National Household Survey Quarter 4 2013.
Anniversary (2002) of the death of comedian and writer, Spike Milligan.
Ted Fest 8 2014- Galway, ends on March 2nd.

Friday 28th February 2014

Story Idea: Analysis of the Euro Zone unemployment rate 
Expert: Jim Power (Expert in Economic Analysis and Business Issues) Economist, Jim Power Economics Ltd. http://bit.ly/1eaMEe1
The Hook: The European Commission will be releasing unemployment statistics for January 2014 on February 28th. The findings will show how unemployment, particularly youth unemployment is the scourge of the Euro Zone. According to Jim Power, Ireland is starting to move strongly in a positive direction. Jim is available to share his in-depth analysis on the issue.

Story Idea: Rare Disease Day: tackling illnesses that are more common than you think
Expert: Dr. John Mackrill (Expert in Genetic Diseases) Lecturer Dept. Physiology, UCC. http://bit.ly/1edMbBJ
The Hook: In the EU, rare diseases are defined as occurring in less than 1,2000 people, but because there are at least 6000 different types of rare disease, about 1/20 people suffer from one. Rare Disease Day aims to promote awareness of such disorders, with this year’s event featuring a video featuring backing music by the Dublin-based band, The Delorentos. Dr. Mackrill is available to comment on the day.

Story Idea: CSO to release Retail Sales Index
Expert: Damian O’Reilly (Expert in Retail Market Structure and Retail Strategy) Lecturer in Retail Management, DIT. http://bit.ly/Oj30GG
The Hook: The Central Statistics Office will be releasing statistics for the Retail Sales Index for January 2014 (Provisional) and December 2013 (Final). Damian O’Reilly is available to comment on the day.

Notable Events for Friday 28th

CSO-Milk Statistics January 2014.
Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival 2014, Antrim, ends March 9th.
CSO-Livestock Slaughterings January 2014.
Kiltimagh Choral Festival 2014, Mayo- runs until Saturday March 1st.

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Story ideas for Friday 21st February 2014

February 17, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: How Ireland can compete and win in the global skills race?   
Expert: Thomas Cooney (Expert in Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise) Professor of Entrepreneurship, DIT. http://bit.ly/IJJwro
The Hook: Youth unemployment is a critical issue across the EU. As a Member of the Irish Research Council and of the recent Entrepreneurship Forum, Thomas wants to know how we can develop and attract young entrepreneurs. Can possible answers be found at the Future Jobs Forum. Please click here for further information.

Story Idea: NITB urges visitors to ‘Be Part of the Start’ 
Expert: Fiona Cunningham/ Clare McCoy (Expert in Tourism and Travel) ROI Market Manager, Northern Ireland Tourist Board. http://bit.ly/1f39z8d
The Hook: Giro d’Italia party is coming to town and it’s not just for cycling fans! As Northern Ireland gears up to host the first three stages of the world’s second largest bike race, the Giro d’Italia, in May, the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) recently launched a new campaign to encourage people throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to ‘Be Part of the Start’ and join in with the festivities that will be taking place around the country. The Grande Partenza or ‘Big Start’ of the race will see around 200 of the world’s best cyclists from over 30 countries converge in Northern Ireland for the biggest sporting event of 2014 and Irish cycling legend Stephen Roche, a former winner of both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France, flew into Belfast to launch the NITB campaign which is expecting to attract around 140,000 overnight visitors, including 42,000 from out of state. In addition, a massive audience of an estimated 800 million is expected to tune in from across the globe to watch the cyclists compete along Northern Ireland’s spectacular Giro routes on TV.

Notable Events for Friday 21st

International Mother Language Day, recognised by the UN and UNESCO.

The Russell Memorial Weekend 2014, runs until February 24th in Clare.
Comórtas Peile Páidi Ó Sé, ends February 23rd.
Anniversary of the death of Malcom X, assassinated in NYC, February 21st 1965.
CSO- Output, Input and Income in Agriculture – Preliminary Estimate 2013.

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Story ideas for Thursday 20th February 2014

February 17, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: The Power of Social Media
Expert: Orla Murphy (Expert in Social Media and Technology) Lecturer, UCC. http://bit.ly/1dP7rxt
The Hook: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are running a conference called ‘The Power of Social Media’ in Paris, France on Thursday 20th February. Topics such as digital communications and social media platforms will be discussed throughout the conference. For more analysis of what’s discussed on the day, please contact Orla Murphy.

The full schedule of the conference can be found here.

Story Idea: ISPCA ‘Wedding Favours’ launched   
Expert: 
Carmel Murray (Expert in Animal Welfare) Public Relations Officer, ISPCA. http://bit.ly/1g2jxaI
The Hook: 
The ISPCA recently launched an alternative way of celebrating your special wedding day called ‘Wedding Favours’. ISPCA Wedding Favours are a lovely idea for couples who want to do something a little bit different and personal on their wedding day. It also helps to provide life-saving support to animals in need. For more information, please contact Carmel Murray or click here.

Notable Events for Thursday 20th

World Day of Social Justice, recognised by the UN.

40th Limerick Literary Weekend- ends February 23rd.

Euro area financial vehicle corporation’s statistics, Q4 2013.
CSO- Consumer Price Index January 2014.
CSO- Wholesale Price Index January 2014.

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Story ideas for Wednesday 19th February 2014

February 17, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: Reaction from European Central Bank meeting 
Expert: Jim Power (Expert in Economic Analysis and Business Issues) Economist, Jim Power Economics Ltd. http://bit.ly/1eaMEe1
The Hook: The European Central Bank will meet in Frankfurt, Germany for a Governing Council meeting. For reaction and analysis, please contact Jim Power.

Notable Events for Wednesday 19th

Cork Arts Theatre Writers’ Week 2014- ends February 22nd.

The Brit Awards, analysis of the winners and losers on the night.
The 15th Gathering Traditional Festival- runs until February 23rd in Killarney, Co. Kerry.
Eurostat- Production in construction, December 2013.
Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh- runs until February 23rd.

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Story ideas for Tuesday 18th February 2014

February 17, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: The rain won’t dampen our efforts as Daffodil Day 2014 gets waterproofed!
Expert: Kathleen O’Meara (Expert in Cancer) Head of Advocacy and Communications, Irish Cancer Society. http://bit.ly/1h6V2ZS
The Hook: The Irish Cancer Society and Dell won’t give up until cancer does at this year’s Daffodil Day launch and appeal to the public to join them. Daffodil Day is the day that allows people across Ireland to stand together in their thousands and show that they won’t give up until cancer does and that, rain or shine, 2014 will be no different. Last year the Dell supported Daffodil Day, traditionally the Society’s biggest fundraiser, was hit badly by severe rain impacting the charity’s income for Daffodil Day.

Story Idea: Carbon Disclosure in Ireland Report 2013 
Expert: Dr. Joseph Coughlan (Expert in Carbon Reporting and Disclosure) Head of School, Accounting and Finance, DIT. http://bit.ly/1f0ZUjL
The Hook: Climate change is a continuing issue of debate. Irish companies efforts in reducing carbon are essential in meeting targets nationally and internationally. For more information, please contact Dr. Coughlan.

Notable Events for Tuesday 18th

European Central Bank- Euro area monthly balance of payments, December 2013.
CSO- Agricultural Price Indices Introduction of New Series to Base Year 2010 = 100.

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