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Our experts in the media: October 20th – October 26th 2014

October 28, 2014 Posted in : Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Irish Heart Foundation, UCC

Our Galzac’s experts have been seen in both print and broadcast, in national and regional media over past week. They have appeared in several media outlets including; RTÉ Radio One, The Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Daily Mail, Irish Examiner and RTÉ One.

Some of the hot topics amongst our Galzac’s experts over the last seven days included; the need for the Irish public to learn hands-only CPR, the growing issue of the new homeless in Irish society and how parents can help tackle childhood obesity.

We like to acknowledge our Galzac’s experts by selecting a few of our favourite media appearances from the week:

1. Dr Angie Brown, Medical Director & Consultant Cardiologist, Irish Heart Foundation  @Irishheart_ie

Story: The importance of hands-only CPR

Coverage: The Sunday World

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Story ideas for Friday 31st October 2014

October 28, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: Release of CBRE final bi-monthly round up of trends in the Irish commercial property market for 2014
Expert: Marie Hunt (Expert in Irish Property) Executive Director/ Head of Research, CBRE.
The Hook: CBRE will focus on key trends in all sectors of the Irish commercial property market as we approach the end of a hectic year. Focus on the office market, retail market, industrial and logistics market, the investment sector, development land sector and the hotels sector.

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Story ideas for Thursday 30th October 2014

October 28, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: What makes a charity good? New website will cast light on activities of Irish charities  
Expert: Deirdre Garvey (Expert in Charities and Voluntary Sector) CEO, The Wheel.
The Hook: A new website will be launched to answer some of the common questions people have about Irish charities. The website will help the public to evaluate charities before they donate. The Good Charity website was created by Dóchas, Fundraising Ireland, The Wheel, Simon Scriver and Whitebarn Consulting. Launch will include briefing on charities regulation, Governance Code, Fundraising Codes and more.

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Story ideas for Wednesday 29th October 2014

October 28, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: European Stress Testing…What does it mean?
Expert: Justin McCarthy (Expert in European Finance and the Global Economy) Vice Chair (Global Board of Directors) Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA).
The Hook: This coming Sunday, regulators in Europe will reveal whether 150 of the biggest European Union banks have proved they are strong enough to weather another financial crisis. For expert analysis of the announcement, please contact Justin McCarthy.

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Story ideas for Tuesday 28th October 2014

October 28, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: WHO cares about Irish Air?
Expert: John Sodeau (Expert in Air Pollution & Climate Change) Professor of Physical Chemistry, University College Cork.
The Hook: Is the quality of the air that we breathe in Ireland as good as we seem to think it is? The answer is no if we look at the recent air quality report for 2013 published by the EPA. It gives a stark warning about the levels of small particulate matter that are produced by the combustion of solid fuels in Irish homes because their levels exceed (by a considerable margin) those recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Unfortunately, it is not just a question of changing our habit of burning coal (smoky and otherwise) to more sustainable energy sources like peat and wood. This can be seen by looking at the EPA report itself. There in Longford, for example, it shows that levels of very small particulates (called PM2.5) were almost double the guideline values recommended by WHO. It is not clear but these measurements may be related to the fact that the Longford/Midlands area uses the highest number of peat-fuelled central heating systems in the country.

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 28th-31st October 2014

October 28, 2014 Posted in : Air Pollution, DIT, Ebola, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, UCC

Tuesday 28th October 2014

Story Idea: WHO cares about Irish Air?
Expert: John Sodeau (Expert in Air Pollution & Climate Change) Professor of Physical Chemistry, University College Cork.
The Hook: Is the quality of the air that we breathe in Ireland as good as we seem to think it is? The answer is no if we look at the recent air quality report for 2013 published by the EPA. It gives a stark warning about the levels of small particulate matter that are produced by the combustion of solid fuels in Irish homes because their levels exceed (by a considerable margin) those recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Unfortunately, it is not just a question of changing our habit of burning coal (smoky and otherwise) to more sustainable energy sources like peat and wood. This can be seen by looking at the EPA report itself. There in Longford, for example, it shows that levels of very small particulates (called PM2.5) were almost double the guideline values recommended by WHO. It is not clear but these measurements may be related to the fact that the Longford/Midlands area uses the highest number of peat-fuelled central heating systems in the country.

Story Idea: Stimulating Entrepreneurship: Responsibility of EC or National Governments?
Expert: Thomas Cooney (Expert in Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise) Professor of Entrepreneurship, Dublin Institute of Technology.
The Hook: A Public Policy Forum in Brussels is discussing the topic ‘Supporting Entrepreneurship in Europe: Creating Sustainable Employment and Growth’. The EC have published multiple documents and plans but how much can they really do to build sustainable entrepreneurship or does primary responsibility for such initiatives lie with national governments? Please click here for further details.

Notable Events for Tuesday 28th

* International Animation Day.
* CSO- Domestic Building Energy Ratings, Quarter 3 2014.
* Capital One Cup Football- fourth round ties.

Wednesday 29th October 2014

Story Idea: European Stress Testing…What does it mean?
Expert: Justin McCarthy (Expert in European Finance and the Global Economy) Vice Chair (Global Board of Directors) Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA).
The Hook: This coming Sunday, regulators in Europe will reveal whether 150 of the biggest European Union banks have proved they are strong enough to weather another financial crisis. For expert analysis of the announcement, please contact Justin McCarthy.

Story Idea: A vaccine will cure Ebola but it won’t cure the poverty
Expert: Heydi Foster (Expert in Human Rights and Humanitarian Relief) Chief Executive Officer, Misean Cara.
The Hook: The Ebola crisis is unravelling gains in development that have taken nearly a generation to achieve after more than 4,500 estimated deaths have ravaged three of the poorest countries in West Africa. Sr. Teresa McKeown with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny from Streamstown in County Westmeath has dedicated her life to the people of Sierra Leone, and she is now grounded in Ireland until the outbreak has been brought under control.

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Our Experts in the Media: October 13th – October 17th 2014

October 20, 2014 Posted in : Economic Experts, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Conor Tivnan @conortivnan

Our Galzac’s experts have been very active in both print and broadcast, national and regional media in the past seven days. They have appeared in several media outlets including; The Irish Times, Irish Daily Star, Irish Daily Mail, The Last Word with Matt Cooper and Waterford News & Star.

Some of the burning issues of the week in the media amongst our Galzac’s experts were; The Society of Irish Motor Industry warning people of a fragile recovery ahead of the Budget, SMEs benefitting from Skillnets training and the issue of the freezing of prescription charges.

We like to acknowledge our Galzac’s experts by selecting a few of the noteworthy expert appearances from the week:

 

1. Jim Power, Jim Power Economics Ltd-

Story: The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has underlined the need for stability in their pre-Budget submission to the Government as the sector continues to try and get back on its feet.

Coverage: Carlow Nationalist, Kildare Nationalist, Laois Nationalist and Mayo News.

 

 

2. Alan Nuzum, CEO of Skillnets-

Story: Small Medium Enterprises benefitting from Skillnets training.

Coverage: Sligo Weekender, Roscommon Herald and Waterford News & Star.

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Story Ideas for Friday 24th October 2014

October 20, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: Comparative Advertising court case: Aldi v Dunnes
Expert: Damien O’Reilly (Expert in Retail and Psychology of Shopping) Lecturer in Retail Management, Dublin Institute of Technology.
The Hook: Aldi have brought Dunnes to court over misleading price matching and a judgment is expected this week. Damien O’Reilly of DIT is available to comment.

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Story Ideas for Thursday 23rd October 2014

October 20, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: CSO figures – Overseas Travel July – September 2014
Experts: Sinead Grace (Expert in Tourism and Communications) Media and Public Relations Officer, Tourism Ireland.
Cathy Burke (Expert in Transport and Travel) General Manager, Travel Counsellors.
The Hook: The CSO statistics for Overseas Travel from July to September 2014 will be released on October 23rd. Sinead Grace from Tourism Ireland and Cathy Burke from Travel Counsellors are both available to comment on the day.

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Story Ideas for Wednesday 22nd October 2014

October 20, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: Mixed messages from Government on importance of entrepreneurship
Expert: Thomas Cooney (Expert in Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses)Professor of Entrepreneurship, Dublin Institute of Technology.
The Hook: The launch of the first National Entrepreneurship Policy for Ireland in October was a very positive development. However, Budget 2015 did little for the self-employed or entrepreneurs but took a broad approach to economic growth.

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