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Story ideas for Wednesday 7th October 2015

October 5, 2015 Posted in : Debt, Galzacs15, MABS

Story Idea: MABS says “more people like Olive, struggling with debt, can apply for a debt write off
Expert: Michael Culloty
 (Expert in Money and Debt Advice) National Social Policy and Communications Officer, MABS.                           
The Hook: A recent change to the law increasing the threshold for a Debt Relief Notice from €20,000 to €35,000 means that more people struggling with debt can apply to have that debt written off. Debt Relief Notices (DRNs) are one of the insolvency options for people with low levels of debt, low income and few assets. MABS can support people to make an application for no cost.

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 5th October – 9th October 2015

October 5, 2015 Posted in : BR Clinic Ltd, Camara, Charity, Debt, Education, Food for Health Ireland, Galzacs Guide, Health, MABS, Mental Health, The Wheel

Monday 5th October 2015

Story Idea: Giving teachers the tools to build a brighter future
Expert: John Fitzsimons (Expert in Education and Information Technology) CEO, Camara Education.                        
The Hook: Camara Education’s iKnowledge project is an innovative partnership that will see the organisation provide an online interactive learning platform for teachers in 250 schools across Tanzania. Camara are providing the necessary ICT training, support and encouragement, so teachers can bring a new digital classroom experience to their students.

John is available to be interviewed on Monday 5th October, which is also World Teachers’ Day.

Notable Events for Monday 5th

* Anniversary: 1789, the Women of Paris marched to Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism
* CSO – Industrial Production and Turnover August 2015 (Provisional) July 2015 (Final)
* On this day in 1962 “Dr. No” the 1st ever James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming premiered in London

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Story ideas for Thursday 6th August 2015

August 4, 2015 Posted in : Debt, Galzacs15, Ireland, MABS, Money Advice

Story Idea: MABS in court for home repossessions
Expert: Michael Culloty (Expert in Money and Debt Advice) National Social Policy and Communications Officer, MABS.                   
The Hook: Turning up in court on your own for a hearing to repossess your home can be a daunting and frightening experience particularly if you have no representation and no advice on what to expect or do. On the day of the hearing people are often subject to pressures from individuals and groups, with their own agendas, and without the necessary experience or expertise, giving advice as to the legal position they should adopt in court. This situation is highly unsatisfactory. However this need no longer be the case. Since the start of July, MABS has been available in some courts, along with the Insolvency Service, on the days when home repossession hearing take place to give independent advice and support to those attending.

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