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Story Ideas for Friday 30th October 2015

October 27, 2015 Posted in : CSO, Milk, Physical Chemistry, Pollution, UCC

Story Idea: An olive branch for the Irish coal industry?
Expert: John Sodeau  (Expert in Air Pollution) Professor of Physical Chemistry, UCC.
The Hook: The recently announced ban on selling, buying and burning smoky coal in Ireland for public health reasons is expected to lead to an increase in smokeless coal sales. However current “smokeless” coal is neither smoke-nor sulphur-free and although wood has low sulphur content it produces more smoke than smoky coal! (more…)

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Story Ideas for Thursday 29th October 2015

October 27, 2015 Posted in : Charity, Citizenship, The Wheel

Story Idea: Emily Logan to launch People’s Conversation’s Report on citizenship
Expert: Ivan Cooper (Expert in Charitable Organisations) Director of Advocacy, The Wheel.
The Hook: Emily Logan will give the keynote address at the launch of a report on citizenship by The People’s Conversation. (more…)

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Story Ideas for Wednesday 28th October 2015

October 27, 2015 Posted in : CSO, Tourism, Tourism Ireland, Travel

Story Idea: Comment on CSO figures for overseas travel to Ireland July – September 2015
Expert: Sinéad Grace (Expert in Tourism) Media and Public Relations Manager, Tourism Ireland.
The Hook: Tourism Ireland can comment on CSO figures for overseas travel to Ireland July – September 2015. (more…)

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 27th October – 30th October 2015

October 27, 2015 Posted in : Charity, Citizenship, CSO, Debating, The Wheel, Tourism, Tourism Ireland, UCC

Wednesday 28th October 2015

Story Idea: Comment on CSO figures for overseas travel to Ireland July – September 2015
Expert: Sinéad Grace 
(Expert in Tourism) Media and Public Relations Manager, Tourism Ireland. (more…)

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Story ideas for Friday 23rd October 2015

October 19, 2015 Posted in : Childcare, Children, Start Strong

Story Idea: Budget 2016 Analysis: positive steps, but a lot more to do
Expert: Ciarín de Buis
 (Expert in Childcare) Director, Start Strong.                                 
The Hook: 
In Start Strong’s Analysis of Budget 2016 we welcome significant steps made in the development of early care and education in Ireland. The additional funding of €85 million announced will push investment in Ireland’s pre-school services provision to 0.17% of GDP in 2016 – but this is still way below the OECD average of 0.8%.

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Story ideas for Thursday 22nd October 2015

October 19, 2015 Posted in : Dairy Farming, Food, Food for Health Ireland, Food Science

Story Idea: Dairy-free diets – A dangerous fad?
Expert: Emma Feeney (Expert in Nutrition) Researcher within Food for Health Ireland.                            
The Hook: 
Is the ‘dairy-free diet’ one of the more dangerous fads of our times? Many of the nutrients found in dairy foods cannot be easily replaced by other food sources. Avoidance of dairy could set us up for some serious long-term effects that won’t be seen until later in life. Tuesday 20th is World Osteoporosis Day, and this the ideal time to discuss the importance of dairy in our diets.

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Story ideas for Wednesday 21st October 2015

October 19, 2015 Posted in : Galzacs15, History, Ireland, UCC

Story Idea: Refugees – More knowledge and less fear
Expert: Dr. Bozena Cierlik 
(Expert in East central European History) Lecturer in the School of History, UCC.                           
The Hook: 
Between January and July 2015 340000 crossed EU borders, majority of them came from Syria. People run away from civil war, conflict or political regime. Europe seems to them like haven. Ireland has a great tradition of helping others.

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Story ideas for Tuesday 20th October 2015

October 19, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Farming, Teagasc

Story Idea: Teagasc Pig Farmers’ Conference 2015
Expert: Ciaran Carroll 
(Expert in Pig Development) Head of Pig Development, Teagasc.                         
The Hook: Annual Pig Farmers’ Conference at Cavan Crystal Hotel Tues 20th Oct and Horse & Jockey Wed 21st Oct. Features a broad array of topics on nutrition, management and pig health. Guest speakers from Schothorst Feed Research (Netherlands). Do not to miss the opportunity to meet fellow producers and get the up-to-date information from Teagasc Pig Development Department.

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Story ideas for Monday 19th September 2015

October 19, 2015 Posted in : Childcare, Children, Education, Galzacs15, Government, PLE

Story Idea: What difference does the budget make to educators working in the early years sector?
Expert: Dr. Mary Moloney 
(Expert in Third Level Institutions) Chairperson, PLÉ – the National Association of third Level Institutions.                        
The Hook: While the Budget sees an €85m investment in early childhood care and education this week, it seems that the government have forgotten about those who work with young children in these settings. It is widely known that even when early childhood educators hold an honours degree in early childhood, they earn little more than minimum wage, which from January 2016 increases to €9.16 per hour.

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 19th October – 23rd October 2015

October 19, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Childcare, Children, Education, Food for Health Ireland, PLE, Start Strong, Teagasc, UCC

Monday 19th October 2015

Story Idea: What difference does the budget make to educators working in the early years sector?
Expert: Dr. Mary Moloney 
(Expert in Third Level Institutions) Chairperson, PLÉ – the National Association of third Level Institutions.                        
The Hook: While the Budget sees an €85m investment in early childhood care and education this week, it seems that the government have forgotten about those who work with young children in these settings. It is widely known that even when early childhood educators hold an honours degree in early childhood, they earn little more than minimum wage, which from January 2016 increases to €9.16 per hour.

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