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Story ideas For Friday 27th February 2015

February 23, 2015 Posted in : EU affairs, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: ‘So similar, so different, so European’ – writing competition 
Expert: Ruth Deasy (Expert in European Affairs & Politics) Head of Press and Media, European Commission Representation in Ireland.
The Hook: Are you aged 18 to 25, an EU citizen, interested in a free three-day trip to Brussels and having your work published by the national media? If so why not try your hand at writing a piece about #‎EUEnlargement: ‘So similar, so different, so European’. The article should be a maximum of 1000 words, based on one or both of the two questions below.

What is your experience in an enlarged European Union?
How can the enlarged European Union meet the challenges of the future?

Deadline - 27 February 2015 11:00 Irish time

For more information on the writing competition and on how to participate, visit the website here.

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Story Ideas For Thursday 26th February 2015

February 23, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs

Story Idea: Simon Communities warn that the homeless crisis continues with rising rents pushing more people into homelessness 
Expert: Niamh Randall (Expert in Homelessness and Social Issues) Head of Policy & Communications & National Spokesperson, Simon Communities of Ireland.
The Hook: The Simon Communities in Ireland have this week warned that the latest figures from the Daft.ie Rental Report 2014 – Year in Review will mean that more and more people are being pushed into homelessness whilst far too many people are still stuck in emergency accommodation for far too long because they have no other option.

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Story Ideas For Wednesday 25th February 2015

February 23, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, GoldCore

Story Idea: CSO figures for overseas travel for November 2014- January 2015 period
Expert: Sinead Grace (Expert in Tourism & Promoting Ireland) Media & Public Relations Manager, Tourism Ireland.
The Hook: Tourism Ireland comment on CSO figures for overseas travel for the November 2014 – January 2015 period, which will be released on Wednesday February 25th.

Story Idea: Massive Complacency Regarding Greece as New Debt Crisis Looms
Expert: Mark O’Byrne (Expert in Economic Crisis & Financial Markets) Founder and Head of Research, GoldCore.
The Hook: Mark O’Byrne is an expert in European finance and is available to comment on the current economic situation in Greece.

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Story Ideas For Tuesday 24th February 2015

February 23, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs

Story Idea: Launch of JobBridge Report: Stepping Stone or Dead End?

ExpertMary Cunningham (Expert in Employment and Youth Culture) Director, National Youth Council of Ireland.

The Hook: The National Youth Council of Ireland’s (NYCI) report JobBridge: Stepping Stone or Dead End? launching on Tuesday, 24th February at 11.00 am in Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2, is a qualitative and quantitative study exploring the perspectives and experiences of young people aged 18-25 years who participated on the National Internship Scheme, JobBridge.

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Story Ideas For Monday 23rd February 2015

February 23, 2015 Posted in : Education, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: Nationwide Adult Learners’ Festival demonstrates that ‘Learning is a Lifetime’s Work’ 
Expert: Berni Brady (Expert in Adult Education & Learning) Director, AONTAS.
The Hook: On Thursday, 19th February, AONTAS in association with Roscommon and Galway ETB will launch the programme of events for the 9th Adult Learners’ Festival. This year’s Festival takes place from 23rd – 28th February with over two hundred free events already listed on www.adultlearnersfestival.com.

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 23rd-27th February 2015

February 23, 2015 Posted in : Education, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Recruitment

Monday 23rd February 2015

Story Idea: Nationwide Adult Learners’ Festival demonstrates that ‘Learning is a Lifetime’s Work’     
Expert: Berni Brady (Expert in Adult Education & Learning) Director, AONTAS.
The Hook: On Thursday, 19th February, AONTAS in association with Roscommon and Galway ETB will launch the programme of events for the 9th Adult Learners’ Festival. This year’s Festival takes place from 23rd – 28th February with over two hundred free events already listed on www.adultlearnersfestival.com.

During the Festival open days and coffee mornings will be hosted in local Education and Training Boards, libraries and adult education centres and will all offer up to date information about learning opportunities in the area. The National Museum of Ireland, the National Print Museum, St Patrick’s Cathedral and Marsh’s Library will all open their doors to learners giving them the chance to explore their collections and discover new ways to learn. Adults can learn how to cook in Clare, knit in Kerry or write in Waterford – it’s all about taking the challenge of learning something new!

Notable Events for Monday 23rd

*Reaction from the 87th Academy Awards- Oscars 2015.
*1st Brazil-Ireland Science Week, Dublin. February 23rd-26th.
*Dine In Dublin Festival 2015, ends March 1st.

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Our Experts in the Media: 9th – 13th February

February 16, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Health, Irish Heart Foundation, Our experts in the media

Our experts were busy in the media last week, offering commentary on various topics in the country through radio podcasts, newspaper articles, and television appearances. Some of the media outlets that our experts appeared on were The Kerryman, The Irish Examiner, and The Irish Times. They provided commentary on a wide range of issues including funds for Kerry businesses, the increases in new car sales and internet safety.

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

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Story Ideas For Friday 20th February 2015

February 16, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, What's on

Story Idea: Support World Day of Social Justice 
Expert: Search the Galzac’s database for an expert comment here. 
The Hook: World Day of Social Justice is Friday February 20th. On the day the world comes together to uphold the principles of social justice when promoting gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. Social justice is prevails when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability. Galzac’s Guide has experts in this area, just click here.

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Story Ideas For Thursday 19th February 2015

February 16, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, UCC

Story Idea: Putin won negotiations but admitted his involvement with Ukrainian separatists
Expert: Dr Bozena Cierlik (Expert in European Politics) Lecturer, School of History, University College Cork.
The Hook: A.Merkel and F.Hollande negotiated agreement with Russia and Ukraine. For the first time EU leaders showed how important it is to end conflict in Ukraine but not at all cost. European media are sceptical about peace – Putin did not divide EU but he came out as a victor, since Minsk agreement is not precise and there is no international monitoring. But Putin admitted Russian involvement with Ukrainian separatist.

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Story Ideas For Wednesday 18th February 2015

February 16, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, TinderPoint

Story Idea: Making Short Video Work for Your Business
Expert: John Ring (Expert in Digital Media & E-Business) MD, TinderPoint.
The Hook: If you haven’t explored short video for your business, you may be missing out on an opportunity for more reach and shares. John Ring is available for comment for interview on the emerging trend of short video in social media marketing and online business. 

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