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How to become a trusted expert source for Irish journalists

January 27, 2015 Posted in : BeHeard15, Experts, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Journalist, Media, Testimonial

Would you like to build your media profile and become a trusted expert source for Irish journalists?

Would you like to feature on news stories on TV and radio and be a trusted voice for your sector in national and local newspapers?

We would like to list your profile in ‘Galzac’s Guide to Expert Sources’. Feb 18th is the deadline to have your profile included in the 2015 edition.

‘Galzac’s Guide’ is the essential resource for Irish journalists looking for intelligent comment on the breaking stories of the day. It’s used in every newsroom.

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Our Experts in the Media: 19th – 25th January 2015

January 26, 2015 Posted in : Dublin Town, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Irish Heart Foundation, Jim Power Ltd, Our experts in the media

Our experts were busy this week, informing the country through radio podcasts, newspaper articles, and television appearances. Some of the media outlets included Newstalk, The Herald, and The Irish Examiner, providing commentary on a wide range of issues including ‘Powering Kindness’ campaign and amplification issues on Dublin city centre streets.

Some of the stories picked up by the media included the Irish Heart Foundation and the “Powering Kindness’ campaign, the attempted ban of amplification by Dublin businesses and the Greek and Irish economic situation.

Our goal is to highlight the media coverage our experts have received every week. Here are just a few of our experts in the media last week:

1) Dr. Angie BrownIrish Heart Foundation.

Story: Electric Ireland’s fundraising ‘Powering Kindness’ campaign.

Coverage: Newstalk, radio podcast. 

Dr. Angie Brown spoke to NewsTalk about Electric Ireland’s ‘Powering Kindness’ campaign in a bid to raise money for the Irish Heart Foundation.

 

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Story Ideas for Friday 30th January 2015

January 26, 2015 Posted in : Euro Movement, Experts, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: Major conference: Reform or Referendum – The UK, Ireland and the future of Europe
Expert: Noelle O’Connell (Expert in Europe and Irish-EU Relations) Executive Director, European Movement Ireland.
The Hook: Senior business leaders and policy makers are at Dublin Castle for a conference on the UK’s EU reform agenda and possible ‘In-Out’ referendum. Organised by European Movement Ireland & Ibec, speakers include Ken Clarke MP, former UK Chancellor; Ruairí Quinn, TD & Naomi Long MP, Deputy Leader, Alliance Party. Please contact European Movement Ireland for further details.

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Story Ideas for Thursday 29th January 2015

January 26, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, TinderPoint

Story Idea: 5 Digital Marketing Tips to Help Your Business in 2015 
Expert: John Ring (Expert in E-Business & SEO) Managing Director, TinderPoint.       
The Hook: 
What changes lie ahead for online business which could affect your business strategy for 2015? John Ring, Managing Director of TinderPoint, is available for interview to reveal the five best ways to prepare your business’ marketing strategy for the year ahead, which will be of particular interest to SMEs.

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Story Ideas for Wednesday 28th January 2015

January 26, 2015 Posted in : Ebola, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Irish Pharmacy Union, Tourism Ireland

Story Idea: Tourism Ireland comment on CSO figures for overseas travel October-December 2014  
Expert: Sinead Grace (Expert in Tourism and Promoting Ireland) Media and Public Relations Manager, Tourism Ireland.
The Hook: Tourism Ireland are available to comment on the CSO figures for overseas travel to Ireland for the October-December 2014 period. Contact Sinead Grace to discuss the publication.

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Story Ideas for Tuesday 27th January 2015

January 26, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, New Beginning, UCC

Story Idea: New Beginning Nationwide Briefings to Start in Dublin and move onto Cork 
Expert: Vincent P Martin (Expert in Law) Co-Founder of New Beginning and Founder of Public Access to Law (PAL).
The Hook: There are still over 90,000 distressed mortgages in Ireland. New Beginning will host a practical “Join The Tide of Recovery” seminar in The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8 on Tuesday 27thth January at 7.30pm. They are bringing our free of charge “Join The Tide of Recovery” seminars to all four provinces of Ireland. Seminars will be informative and practical gatherings for those in need of real debt advice. The goal of the “Join The Tide of Recovery” National Roadshow is to inform people of their options in relation to debt. The New Year is upon us and 2015 is an important time to give people a proper understanding of the options available to them, including Insolvency and Bankruptcy. At present not all financial institutions are sharing this information openly. More information on the seminars can be found here.

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Story Ideas for Monday 26th January 2015

January 26, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Irish Green Building Council, UCC

Story Idea: Free training for construction workers to improve quality for home buyers       
Expert: Pat Barry (Expert in Sustainable Building) Executive Director, Irish Green Building Council.
The Hook: An EU funded programme designed to provide Irish construction workers with the skills to build to high quality low energy standards is been launched in April. This pilot programme, which is open to all trades is aimed at creating a new attitude to quality and tackling the pubic perception of poor standards in the construction sector. More details can be found here.

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 26th-30th January 2015

January 26, 2015 Posted in : Euro Movement, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Irish Green Building Council, Irish Pharmacy Union, New Beginning, TinderPoint, Tourism Ireland, UCC

Monday 26th January 2015

Story Idea: Why did a teacher win her recent Equality Tribunal case      
Expert: Darius Whelan (Expert in Equality Law and the Courts) Senior Lecturer in Law, University College Cork.
The Hook: The Equality Tribunal issued an important decision recently about an interview where a teacher was asked about her views on lesbian and gay teachers. The Tribunal awarded €54,000 and this case highlights issues which can arise regarding Catholic schools and equality law. Contact Darius Whelan for more on this story.

Story Idea: Free training for construction workers to improve quality for home buyers       
Expert: Pat Barry (Expert in Sustainable Building) Executive Director, Irish Green Building Council.
The Hook: An EU funded programme designed to provide Irish construction workers with the skills to build to high quality low energy standards is been launched in April. This pilot programme, which is open to all trades is aimed at creating a new attitude to quality and tackling the pubic perception of poor standards in the construction sector. More details can be found here.

Notable Events for Monday 26th

* International Customs Day recognised by the World Customs Organisation.
* Should energy drinks be banned to under 18′s in the EU?

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Our Experts in the Media: 12th – 18th January 2015

January 20, 2015 Posted in : DAA, DIT, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Irish Pharmacy Union

Our experts were doing a lot of work this week, informing the country through newspaper articles, podcasts, and television appearances. Some of the media outlets that they were found on included RTÉ, The Daily Mirror, and The Irish Examiner, providing commentary on a wide range of issues including  obesity in Ireland, and cyberbullying on the internet.

Some of the stories picked up by the media included the ‘Know Your Numbers’ campaign for the television programme Operation Transformation, the issues of cyberbulling on ask.fm and how to deal with it, and injuries and casualties caused by the recent ‘Storm Rachel’.

Our goal every week is to highlight the appearances that our experts have made in the media. Here are some of our experts who had coverage last week:

1. Siobhán O’Donnell, Dublin Airport Authority

Story: Storm Rachel casualty

Coverage: Irish Mirror; Newspaper article.

After the terrible casualty of a man in Co. Down, during Storm Rachel, Siobhán O’Donnel spoke to the Irish Mirror about flight status, and passenger safety.

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Story Ideas for Friday 23rd January 2015

January 19, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Teagasc

Friday 23rd January 2015

Story Idea: Nationwide Series of Critical Spring Tillage Meetings
Expert: Michael Hennessy (Expert in Cereal Production and Soil Cultivation) Crops Specialist, Teagasc.

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