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Experts in the media: 20th-24th July

July 27, 2015 Posted in : Business, Dublin, Dublin Town, Economics, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Ireland, Media, Media Performances, Our experts in the media, Stories, UCC

These experts made a big splash in the media last week, appearing across a wide variety of genres, offering their knowledge and insights across the nation’s newspapers and TV stations.

The Herald, TV3 and The Irish Independent are just a few of the media outlets that have featured our experts in recent days.

Galzac’s experts provided commentary on a wide range of topics including loan property values, and key trends in business. Our goal is to highlight the media coverage our experts have received every week. (more…)

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Story ideas for Friday 31st July 2015

July 27, 2015 Posted in : Building, Business, Construction, Cork, Housing, Irish Green Building Council

Story Idea: Initiative to up-skill and improve job prospects for Cork Construction workers
Expert: Pat Barry (Expert in Green Building Certification and Energy Efficiency) Executive Director, Irish Green Building Council.          
The Hook: Cork construction workers now have an opportunity to up skill for free this autumn. The three day training funded by Europe will give participants a certificate in low energy building construction and is designed to address a skills gap in relation to achieving tough new building standards.

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Story ideas for Thursday 30th July 2015

July 27, 2015 Posted in : Childcare, Children, Cork, Government, HSE, PLE

Story Idea: New interdepartmental group report on future investment in early childhood education and care, great for parents, but what about children and staff?
Expert: Dr Mary Moloney (Expert in Pre-School Inspection and Professional Identity) Chairperson, PLÉ.                       
The Hook: 
The report of the interdepartmental group on future investment in early childhood education was launched to much fanfare this week, and while it offers a menu of options for how to respond to the continuous lack of investment in the sector, it does not go far enough to address to address quality in Early Years settings. Parents and infants will certainly benefit from the proposal to extend maternity leave and to extend paid parental leave which is a welcome development, and parents will also welcome the much needed proposals to reduce the cost of childcare.

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Story ideas for Wednesday 29th July 2015

July 27, 2015 Posted in : Funding, Government, Homelessness, Housing, Ireland, Simon Community

Story Idea: Simon Communities of Ireland welcome new funding for housing but say it’s not enough
Expert: Niamh Randall (Expert in Homelessness and Housing Markets) Head of Policy & Communications / National Spokesperson, Simon Communities of Ireland.                  
The Hook: The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government have just announced new Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS) funding allocations for investment in social housing. The Simon Communities of Ireland say that while this funding is most welcome, more is needed. It is essential that the Government continues providing this vital funding stream especially to provide homes for people who are homeless.

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Story ideas for Tuesday 28th July 2015

July 27, 2015 Posted in : Mental Health, NSRF, Suicide Prevention, UCC

Story Idea: ‘Cultural change required in mental health service’
Expert: Professor Ella Arensman (Expert in Suicide and Mental Health) Director of Research – NSRF / Adjunct Professor with the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCC.             
The Hook: Proper assessment might have alerted staff to the risks facing up to 13 people who went on to die by apparent suicide, the State’s watchdog for mental health services has found. The Mental Health Commission’s report follows concerns over deaths and governance issues in the Carlow/Kilkenny and South Tipperary area between January 2012 and March 2014…

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Story ideas for Monday 27th July 2015

July 27, 2015 Posted in : Health, Healthy Living, Heart, Irish Heart Foundation, Photocall

Story Idea: FAST week: Call 999 at the first sign of stroke
Expert: Dr Angie Brown (Expert in Healthy Living and Cardiovascular Diseases) Medical Director and Consultant Cardiologist, Irish Heart Foundation.            
The Hook: Nearly 10,000 people suffer a stroke in Ireland annually which is more than one stroke happening every hour, but only half of the population would call 999 in the event of a stroke. As part of its annual FAST awareness week, the Irish Heart Foundation has targeted 250 local FAST awareness campaigns around the country in local hospitals, communities and stroke support groups using posters and flyers carrying the lifesaving FAST message.

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 27th – 31st July 2015

July 27, 2015 Posted in : Childcare, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Irish Green Building Council, Irish Heart Foundation, NSRF, PLE, Suicide Prevention, UCC

Monday 27th July 2015

Story Idea: FAST week: Call 999 at the first sign of stroke
Expert: Dr Angie Brown (Expert in Healthy Living and Cardiovascular Diseases) Medical Director and Consultant Cardiologist, Irish Heart Foundation.            
The Hook: Nearly 10,000 people suffer a stroke in Ireland annually which is more than one stroke happening every hour, but only half of the population would call 999 in the event of a stroke. As part of its annual FAST awareness week, the Irish Heart Foundation has targeted 250 local FAST awareness campaigns around the country in local hospitals, communities and stroke support groups using posters and flyers carrying the lifesaving FAST message.

Photocall with Fair City’s Jim Bartley, stroke survivor, at 11am on Tuesday, Irishtown stadium.

Notable Events for Monday 27th

* Galway races summer festival meeting begins
* On this day In 1586, Sir Walter Raleigh brought the first tobacco to England from Virginia
* CSO: Residential Property Price Index June 2015

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Experts in the media: 14th July – 18th July 2015

July 20, 2015 Posted in : Budget15, Business, CBRE, DAA, Dublin, ECB, Economic Experts, Economics, EU affairs, European Parliament, Jim Power Ltd, Media Performances, Property Market, Renting

These experts made a big splash in the media the media last week, appearing across a wide variety of genres, offering their knowledge and insights across the nations newspapers and TV stations.

The Irish Examiner, FM 104 and Newstalk are just a few of the media outlets that have featured our experts in recent days.

Galzac’s experts provided commentary on a wide range of topics including loan property values, and key trends in business. Our goal is to highlight the media coverage our experts have received every week. (more…)

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Story ideas for Friday 24th July 2015

July 20, 2015 Posted in : DIT, Galzacs15, Housing, Ireland, Irish Green Building Council

Story Idea: FREE Energy Skills Training for Construction Workers – Cork
Expert: Pat Barry (Expert in Green Building Certification and Energy Efficiency) Executive Director, Irish Green Building Council.          
The Hook: The IGBC is running a Train the Trainer programme in Cork in September. Professionals with construction training experience are welcome on this funded course. The programmes consists of 4 modules on Building for Energy Performance, Building Fabric, Building Services and Pedagogical Approaches, and carries 20 credits (ECTS) at Level 7. Call Pat Barry for more information.

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Story ideas for Thursday 23rd July 2015

July 20, 2015 Posted in : Alltech, CSO, Experts, Galzacs15, Tourism, Tourism Ireland

Story Idea: Comment on CSO figures for overseas travel to Ireland April-June 2015
Expert: Sinead Grace (Expert in Tourism and Promoting Ireland) Media and Public Relations Manager, Tourism Ireland.                      
The Hook: Sinead Grace & Tourism Ireland are available to comment on the CSO figures for overseas travel to Ireland from April-June 2015, which are released on Thursday 23rd July.

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