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Experts in the Media: 22-27th June 2015

June 29, 2015 Posted in : Asthma, Asthma Society of Ireland, Business, Economic Experts, Economics, Experts, Food, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Health, Ireland, Jim Power Ltd, Media, Our experts in the media, Stories

Our experts made the news across all genres last week, offering their commentary and insights in both radio shows, and newspapers. The Irish Examiner and East Coast FM are just a few of the media outlets that have featured our experts in recent days.

Our Galzac’s experts provided commentary on a wide range of topics including how to manage hay fever and allergies in the summer months, the sum total of income needed to be spent in order to fill our shopping baskets with healthy produce and why the merchandising trade is in acceleration.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: (more…)

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Story ideas For Friday 3rd July 2015

June 29, 2015 Posted in : Health, IPU, Medicine, Pharmacy

Idea: Pharmacists warn of the dangers of buying medicines online
Expert: Kathy Maher (Expert in Pharmacies and Medicine) President, Irish Pharmacy Union.      
The Hook: Pharmacists have warned the public that they may be putting their health at serious risk if they buy prescribed medicines online or from unauthorised sources. Kathy Maher, President of the IPU and a community pharmacist, likened buying prescription medicines online or from an unauthorised source to “a blind tasting with potentially lethal consequences”.  (more…)

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Story ideas For Thursday 2nd June 2015

June 29, 2015 Posted in : Amnesty International, Childcare, EU affairs, Europe, UCC

Story Idea: UN Committee calls for paternity leave in Ireland to be introduced

Expert: Ciarín de Buis (Expert in Childcare) Director, Start Strong.    
The Hook: The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) has called on the Irish Government to introduce a statutory entitlement to paternity leave for all fathers and to speed up the enactment of the Family Leave Bill. Unlike most other European countries, fathers in Ireland have no statutory entitlement to paternity leave. Start Strong – a coalition organisation campaigning for improved early years policy in Ireland – has welcomed the recommendation and is calling for the Government to introduce 2 weeks paid paternity leave for fathers as well as paid parental leave, available to either parent, for when a child is between 6 and 12 months old. (more…)

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Story ideas for Wednesday 1st July 2015

June 29, 2015 Posted in : Charity Fundraiser, EU affairs, Housing, Ireland, Mortgage Brain Ireland, Sport

Story Idea: Deposit levels delay home ownership dreams – Broker survey

Expert: Michael Dowling (Expert in Mortgages and Finance) Chairman, Mortgage Brain Ireland.                  
The Hook: The new Central Bank rules around deposit levels will have a major impact on first-time buyers, according to a survey of mortgage brokers in Ireland.

The survey, has found that 85% of brokers feel the new deposit levels will have a negative impact for prospective homeowners, delaying their ability purchase a home by over 2 years. Brokers suggest extending the 10% deposit threshold from €220k to €325k would be a big help to first-time buyers, especially in Dublin, Cork and Galway. (more…)

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Story ideas for Tuesday 30th June 2015

June 29, 2015 Posted in : CBRE, EPA, Farming, Global Warming, Housing, Property Market, Wimbledon

Story Idea: Release of CBRE’s Half Year Summary of trends in the Irish Commercial Property market
Expert: Marie Hunt (Expert in Property Trends and Irish Property) Executive Director & Head of Research, CBRE Ireland.                
The Hook: 
CBRE have announced that they’re to release a thorough review of what has been happening in the Irish commercial property market in the first half of 2015 across all sectors, office, industrial, retail, Investment, Land, Hotels, Pubs etc. on Tuesday June 30th. Please contact Marie Hunt for further information.

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Story ideas for Monday 29th June 2015

June 29, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Alltech, Business, Farming, Food, USA

Story Idea: Alltech offers virtual pass to ideas for transforming business, ag and food and beverage
Expert: Kevin Tuck (Expert in Agriculture and Sustainability) Managing Director, Alltech.
The Hook: In late May, more than 3,000 people from 68 countries journeyed to Lexington, Kentucky, USA for the Alltech REBELation, a conference exploring innovation, inspiration and world-changing ideas. Keynote speakers including General Colin Powell, former Procter & Gamble global marketing officer Jim Stengel; futurethink CEO Lisa Bodell; and University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari were joined by experts from Google, McDonald’s, Whole Foods, JBS, The HANOR Company, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Maker’s Mark and more to discuss strategies for transforming business, agriculture, food and beverage, and life.

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 29th June – 3rd July 2015

June 29, 2015 Posted in : Alltech, CBRE, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Health, Irish Pharmacy Union, Mortgage Brain Ireland, Start Strong, The Wheel, UCC

Monday 29th June 2015

Story Idea: Alltech offers virtual pass to ideas for transforming business, ag and food and beverage
Expert: Kevin Tuck (Expert in Agriculture and Sustainability) Managing Director, Alltech.    
The Hook: In late May, more than 3,000 people from 68 countries journeyed to Lexington, Kentucky, USA for the Alltech REBELation, a conference exploring innovation, inspiration and world-changing ideas. Keynote speakers including General Colin Powell, former Procter & Gamble global marketing officer Jim Stengel; futurethink CEO Lisa Bodell; and University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari were joined by experts from Google, McDonald’s, Whole Foods, JBS, The HANOR Company, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Maker’s Mark and more to discuss strategies for transforming business, agriculture, food and beverage, and life.

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New agricultural science syllabus – but what do the experts think?

June 25, 2015 Posted in : Dairy Farming, Education, Experts, Farming, Food Science, Galzacs, Ireland, Teagasc

According to the Farmer’s Journal, a new agricultural science syllabus will be implemented by September 2017.

The current syllabus has been taught for 40 years and is believed to be very outdated.

The NCCA agricultural science development group have agreed on the broad areas of the course, including soil, grass and crops, and animals, which are the three main categories. (more…)

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Experts in the Media: 15th – 19th June 2015

June 22, 2015 Posted in : Business, Economic Experts, Economics, EU affairs, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs15, History, Jim Power Ltd, Media Performances, Our experts in the media, Politics

Our experts made the news across all genres last week, offering their commentary and insights to radio shows, newspapers, and TV broadcasts. RTE Radio 1, the Irish Times and the Irish Examiner were just a few of the sources that have featured some of our experts in the past few days. Our experts provided commentary on a wide range of topics including the Banking Inquiry, the Greek Crisis, the Antropocene Epoch and potential changes in the U,S. interest rate.

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Story Idea for Friday 26th June 2015

June 22, 2015 Posted in : Alltech, Business, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Ireland, Stories

Story Idea: Alltech completes acquisition of Ridley Inc.

Expert: Kevin Tuck (Expert in Agriculture and Sustainability) Managing Director, Alltech.    
The Hook: Alltech announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Ridley Inc. (more…)

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