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Story idea for Friday 4th December

November 30, 2015 Posted in : Air Pollution, Health, Ireland, UCC

Friday 4th December 2015

Story Idea: Cork water has its environmental problems and so does its air

Expert: John Sodeau (Expert in Air Pollution) Professor of Physical Chemistry, UCC.

The Hook: The real-time levels of harmful airborne particulate matter are not measured or known in Cork. This lack of monitoring puts Ireland outside of EU Directives and will lead to direct health consequences for the at-risk population such as asthmatics, diabetic women, young children and those with heart problems. (more…)

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Story idea for Thursday 3rd December

November 30, 2015 Posted in : Childcare, Children, Education, Start Strong

Thursday 3rd December 2015

Story Idea: Early childhood education – how Ireland compares

Expert: Ciarín de Buis (Expert in Child Care) Director, Start Strong.

The Hook: The OECD recently published it’s annual ‘Education at a Glance’ report, which compares the state of education – from early years through to third level – across all OECD member countries, including Ireland. (more…)

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Story idea for Wednesday 2nd December

November 30, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Housing, Irish Green Building Council

Wednesday 2nd December 2015

Story Idea: Homeowners will be check the competency of building workers with online register

Expert: Pat Barry (Expert in Sustainable Building) Executive Director, Irish Green Building Council.

The Hook: Homeowners will be able to check an online register before employing building trades to see if they have done the necessary energy efficiency and building regulations awareness to deliver good quality work in their home. (more…)

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Story idea for Tuesday 1st December

November 30, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Alltech, Food, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15

Tuesday 1st December 2015

Story Idea: Webinar Alert: What lies beneath – The hidden side of agriculture

Expert: Professor Maurice Boland (Expert in Sustainability and Agriculture) Research Director, Alltech.

The Hook: Today, more than 800 million people face hunger and malnutrition. As our population grows, food production will have to increase by approximately 60 percent by 2050. This live webinar will offer a unique insight into the importance of soil health and the future of food security. (more…)

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Story idea for Monday 30th November

November 30, 2015 Posted in : Health, Humanitarian Aid, MSF, Tourism, Tourism Ireland

Monday 30th November 2015

Story Idea: Tourism Ireland launches 2016 marketing plans

Expert: Sinead Grace (Expert in Tourism and Communications) Media and Public Relations Manager,Tourism Ireland.

The Hook: Tourism Ireland will launch details of its marketing plans to promote Ireland overseas in 2016 and beyond, at an event attended by Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe and tourism industry leaders from around the country. (more…)

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Story Ideas for every day of the week: 30th November-4th December

November 30, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Air Pollution, Alltech, Childcare, Children, Early Childhood Care, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Health, Housing, Humanitarian Aid, Irish Green Building Council, MSF, Start Strong

Monday 30th November 2015

Story Idea: Tourism Ireland launches 2016 marketing plans

Expert: Sinead Grace (Expert in Tourism and Communications) Media and Public Relations Manager,Tourism Ireland.

The Hook: Tourism Ireland will launch details of its marketing plans to promote Ireland overseas in 2016 and beyond, at an event attended by Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe and tourism industry leaders from around the country. (more…)

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Story ideas for Friday 27th November 2015

November 23, 2015 Posted in : Childcare, Children, Children's Rights Alliance, Galzacs15, Stories

Story Idea: Turning Wrongs to Rights: Using Remedies to Vindicate Children’s Rights

Expert: Tanya Ward (Expert in Children’s Rights) Chief Executive, Children’s Rights Alliance.

The Hook: The Children’s Rights Alliance is organising an information seminar for advice givers, family and parental support workers, youth workers and others supporting children, young people and their families on key remedies and supports for children and young people when their rights have been violated.

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Story ideas for Thursday 26th November 2015

November 23, 2015 Posted in : Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Homelessness, Simon Community

Story Idea: Women are falling through the cracks and into homelessness

Expert: Niamh Randall (Expert in Homelessness) Head of Policy and Communications and National Spokesperson, Simon Communities of Ireland.

The Hook: The Simon Communities in Ireland have published new research on women and homelessness. About a third of people who are homeless are women and yet their homelessness remains largely ‘hidden’. There are many different reasons why someone may become homeless but what is clear is that in the case of women, there is a gender specific dimension to their experiences with high rates of childhood trauma, violence and sexual violence.”

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Story ideas for Wednesday 25th November 2015

November 23, 2015 Posted in : CSO, Galzacs15, Tourism, Tourism Ireland, Travel

Story Idea: Comment on CSO overseas travel August – October 2015

Expert: Sinead Grace (Expert in Tourism and Communications) Media and Public Affairs Manager, Tourism Ireland.

The Hook: Tourism Ireland comments on CSO figures for overseas visitors to Ireland August – October 2015.

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Story ideas for Tuesday 24th November 2015

November 23, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Alltech, Galzacs15, Science, Stories, Students

Story Idea: 2016 Alltech Young Scientist program registration extended to Dec. 31

Expert: Dr Aoife Lyons (Expert in Clinical Psychology) Director of Global Educational Initiative, Alltech.

The Hook: For some young scientists, Alltech has an early Christmas gift. The opportunity to register for the 2016 Alltech Young Scientist programme, the world’s largest university-level competition in agriscience, has been extended until Dec. 31.

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