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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 ideas for Thursday 5th November 2015

November 2, 2015 Posted in : Construction, Galzacs15, Homelessness, Housing, Ireland, Mortgage Brain Ireland, Property Market, Renting

Story Idea: Most dysfunctional mortgage market in 25 years
Expert: Michael Dowling
 (Expert in Financial Services/Mortgages) Chairman, Mortgage Brain Ireland                         
The Hook: 
In my 25 years in the mortgage market, I have never experienced such a dysfunctional mortgage market. We have 5 banks lending but their “hands are tied” by the new Central Bank rules on lending. Let me give you a stark statistic. The mortgage market in Ireland will be €4/€ 4.2 BN in 2015. Manchester and the Greater Manchester area alone will lend more money this year than Ireland.

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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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Experts in the media 8th – 14th August

August 17, 2015 Posted in : Business, Charity, Construction, Dublin Town, EU affairs, Europe, Health, Housing, Irish Water, Media Performances, The Wheel, UCC

These three experts made the news across a wide variety of genres last week, offering their knowledge and insights across the nation’s media outlets. The Irish Independent, Newstalk, and Kildare FM are just a few of the news outlets that have featured these experts in recent days.

Galzac’s experts provided commentary on a wide range of topics including Euro Transport investment, the Lotto and its regulator facing a backlash, and the existence of lead in water pipes. Our goal is to highlight the media coverage our experts have received every week. Here are just a few examples of three experts in the media last week: (more…)

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 17th – 21st August 2015

August 17, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Airbnb, Construction, Dublin, English, Food, Food for Health Ireland, Food Science, Galzacs15, Homelessness, Housing, Irish Green Building Council, NALA, Simon Community, Tax, TaxAssist

Monday 17th August 2015

Story Idea: Calling All Cheese Lovers  - Food for Health Ireland researchers to undertake the largest study of the impact of cheese on Irish heart health
Expert: Dr Emma Feeney 
(Expert in Nutrition and Food Consumption) Researcher, Food for Health Ireland/ UCD.                   
The Hook: Are we getting the wrong advice about saturated fat from foods like cheese? For years, cheese has been demonized as a food high in saturated fat which could raise cholesterol levels and heart disease risks. Irish researchers in University College Dublin and Teagasc Moorepark now think that this advice needs a rethink. A number of scientific studies published in the last few years have called into question the current negative message about cheese as an unhealthy food. This emerging science from around the world is poking holes in the argument that cheese is detrimental to health. FHI scientists will shortly begin the largest study of its kind in Ireland to understand more about cheese and its impact on our health.

Dr Emma Feeney, FHI UCD explains ‘Cheese is high in saturated fat however the composition of the matrix of the fat is special. The fat is found with other nutrients like calcium and protein. It is believed that this matrix of nutrients with the fat can potentially have a positive effect on our health. Our study will look at this theory in more detail’.

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Notable Events for Monday 17th

* Eurostat – International trade in goods – June 2015
* The Rose of Tralee International 10k charity run

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Story ideas for Thursday 20th August 2015

August 17, 2015 Posted in : Construction, Galzacs15, Housing, Irish Green Building Council

Story Idea: Limerick construction workers to get free upskilling in energy efficiency this Autumn
Expert: Pat Barry (Expert in Green Property and Sustainable Building) Executive Director, Irish Green Building Council.                 
The Hook: Limerick construction workers and trades including plasterers, Bricklayers, electricians, plumbers, and carpenters can apply for free up skilling this Autumn under a European funded programme to improve the quality and energy efficiency of new and existing buildings. The courses are aimed at improving the communication between the trades on site to ensure better overall outcomes. The qualification should improve job prospects with the new Contractors register CIRI requiring employees at all levels within the a construction company to upskill.

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Experts in the Media: 3rd – 7th July

August 10, 2015 Posted in : Charity, Construction, Dublin, Dublin Town, Experts, Experts in the Media, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Ireland, Media, MSF, Our experts in the media, Sport, Stories

Our experts made the news across a wide variety of genres last week, offering their knowledge and insights across the nation’s media outlets.RTE Radio 1′s Drivetime show and RTE One are just a few of the stations that have featured our experts in recent days.

Galzac’s experts provided commentary on a wide range of topics including the Luas laying track work happening in Dublin city centre.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 Thursday 13th August 2015

August 10, 2015 Posted in : Construction, CSO, Galzacs15, Ireland, Irish Green Building Council

Story Idea: Energy efficiency training for Galway building workers
Expert: Pat Barry (Expert in Green Building Certification and Energy Efficiency) Executive Director, Irish Green Building Council.                      
The Hook: 
Energy use in buildings accounts for over 40% of Ireland’s energy consumption. New building standards have resulted in skills gaps across the current workforce. Galway construction workers now have an opportunity to up skill for free this autumn. The training will give participants a certificate in low energy building construction.

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 10th – 14th August 2015

August 10, 2015 Posted in : Alpha College of English, Car Sales, Construction, CSO, Educate Together, Education, Irish Green Building Council, Motorcheck, Students, Youths

Monday 10th August 2015

Story Idea: Great opportunities for the practically-minded Leaving Certificate Results students
Expert: Stephen Shortt (Expert in Training and English) Managing Director, Alpha College of English.                  
The Hook: Students getting their Leaving Certificate results this year have more opportunities than ever of getting into careers that they will find interesting, be well able to do and from which they will derive an excellent standard of living. 25 new Apprenticeship programmes have been set up – get into one and flourish.

Notable Events for Monday 10th

* Puck Fair 2015, ends 12th August
* World Lion Day

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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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