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Story ideas for Monday 14th December 2015

December 14, 2015 Posted in : Building, Construction, Europe, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Homeowners, Housing, Irish Green Building Council

Story Idea: G12 days of Christmas tips for a better home renovation in 2016

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

The Hook: It looks like there will be an ambitious COP21 agreement in Paris. This means we need a massive deep energy renovation of all our homes over the next 20 years to meet the target. But how do we do it right so we get warm comfortable and healthy homes. (more…)

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Story idea for Monday 7th December 2015

December 7, 2015 Posted in : Building, Homeowners, Housing, Irish Green Building Council

Monday 7th December 2015

Story Idea: Group launch free information guide to homeowners looking to build or renovate

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

The Hook: A guide has been launched by the QualiBuild consortium to give those looking to build or renovate basic information on what they need to look out for. This is designed to give essential vocabulary and tips to homeowners before they contract builders and tradesmen. (more…)

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Story Ideas for every day of the week: 7th December – 11th December 2015

December 7, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Building, Children, DIT, Dublin, Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Irish Green Building Council, Irish Pharmacy Union, Start Strong, Tourism, Tourism Ireland

Monday 7th December 2015

Story Idea: Group launch free information guide to homeowners looking to build or renovate

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

The Hook: A guide has been launched by the QualiBuild consortium to give those looking to build or renovate basic information on what they need to look out for. This is designed to give essential vocabulary and tips to homeowners before they contract builders and tradesmen. (more…)

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Story Ideas for Tuesday 13th October 2015

October 12, 2015 Posted in : Budget16, Building, Childcare, Children, Early Childhood Care, Start Strong

Story Idea: Has Budget 2016 done enough? Start Strong’s Director available for comment and reaction.

Expert: Ciairín de Buis (Expert in Early Childhood Education) Director, Start Strong.
The Hook: Budget 2016 has set out the Government’s plans for assisting families when it comes to early childhood care and education. But has it done enough? Has it made sure that any measures to alleviate the costs of childcare won’t come at the expense of quality? Start Strong believes childcare funding that has to be linked to meeting quality standards. (more…)

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 12th October – 16th October 2015

October 12, 2015 Posted in : Budget16, Building, Childcare, Children, ETC Consulting, Europe, European Court of Justice, Facebook, Farming, Internet Law, Start Strong, UCC, Unemployment, Women's Equality

Monday 12th October 2015

Story Idea: The Great Escape – from Unemployment
Expert: Pat Shortt (Expert in Education Reform) Managing Director, ETC Consulting.                        
The Hook: 
People who want to escape from unemployment have access to tools online. They are an interest inventory with 3 core aptitude exercises that give them 16 careers that they will enjoy, be well able to do and will provide them with a fine standard of living.

Notable Events for Monday 12th

* OECD – Statistics : Harmonised Unemployment Rates

* CSO – Government Finance Statistics Quarterly Results Quarter 2 2015

* 13th European Week of Regions and Cities (OPEN DAYS). Brussels, Belgium (more…)

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Experts in the Media 21-25th September

September 28, 2015 Posted in : Building, Business, Construction, Dublin, Dublin Town, Economics, Experts in the Media, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Government, Housing, Irish Green Building Council, Media, National Women's Council of ireland, NWCI, Women's Equality

Our experts made the news across a wide variety of genres last week, offering their knowledge and insights across the nation’s media outlets. The Herald and Irish Examiner are just a few of the media outlets that have featured our experts in recent days.

Galzac experts provided commentary on a wide range of topics including the eight amendment to bank incentives to build homes. (more…)

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Story ideas for Wednesday 5th August 2015

August 4, 2015 Posted in : Building, Construction, Galzacs15, Ireland, Irish Green Building Council

Story Idea: New initiative to improve job prospects for Cavan construction workers
Expert: Pat Barry (Expert in Green Building Certification and Energy Efficiency) Executive Director, Irish Green Building Council.                      
The Hook: Knowledge of low-energy buildings is an increasingly important factor in a company or individual’s decision to employ a construction worker. Cavan construction workers are invited to broaden their skills and improve their job prospects for free this autumn through a 3 day training programme in energy efficient buildings construction.

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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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