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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 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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Story Ideas for Thursday 15th October 2015

October 12, 2015 Posted in : Communications, Education, Women's Equality, Workforce

Thursday 15th October 2015

Story Idea: The need to hold on to women in the workforce is being understood now at the very top, probably for the first time in our history.
Expert: Orlaith Carmody (Expert in Communications) Managing Director, Mediatraining.ie.
The Hook: The Women’s Forum Global meeting is being held in Deauville, France from 14 -16 October, to discuss gender equality. For many Irish women, the opportunity now is that retention of the female workforce is becoming a priority for the first time ever. Big corporations and financial institutions are waking up to the reality that a gender diverse workforce is more productive, which effects the bottom line. And they are concerned that the numbers at senior management and board level will increasingly have to reflect a strong gender diverse policy. They are putting resources around women at middle levels to hold on to them, and to stop them ‘off-ramping’ before they reach the upper levels. (more…)

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Story ideas for Monday 5th October 2015

October 5, 2015 Posted in : Camara, Children, Education, Experts

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.

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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 Idea for Wednesday 26th of August 2015

August 24, 2015 Posted in : Camara, Education, Migration, Technology, Third World, Tourism, Tourism Ireland, Women's Equality

Wednesday 26th August 2015

Story Idea: ICT empowering girls in education
Expert: John Fitzsimons (Expert in Education and Charitable Organisations) CEO, Camara Education.           
The Hook: Every girl has a right to an education. If you educate a girl, you help create leaders and role models for those in her community to aspire to. Camara Education’s iMlango project will improve education outcomes to 52,000 marginalised girls in 195 schools across Kenya with the introduction of technology in the classroom.
John Fitzsimons is also available to comment on Women’s Equality Day, which is on Wednesday 26th August. (more…)

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Story ideas for Friday 14th August 2015

August 10, 2015 Posted in : Educate Together, Education, Experts, Schools

Story Idea: Educate Together determined to open a school in Castlebar next month
Expert: Paul Rowe 
(Expert in Child Education and Education Policy) CEO, Educate Together.               
The Hook: In 2014, the Department of Education and Skills appointed Educate Together as patron to a national school to open in Castlebar this September. This announcement was welcomed both locally and nationally and is the result extensive campaigning by local parents and the government’s school patronage divestment programme.  However, in Castlebar, the Tuam Archdiocese has offered a premises to the Department; Burren National School, which, closed more than 20 years ago largely due to its remote location. This premises is unsuitable as a modern school building – it would require considerable redevelopment work and it is in too remote a location to be accessible to Castlebar families.

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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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Experts in the Media: 27th – 31st July

August 4, 2015 Posted in : Charity, Childcare, Children, CSO, Education, Experts in the Media, Ireland, Irish Heart Foundation, Media Performances, National Women's Council of ireland, Staffing Levels, The Wheel

These experts made a big splash in the media last week, appearing across a wide variety of genres, offering their knowledge and insights across the nation’s newspapers and radio stations stations.

The Irish Independent, Kildare FM, and Tipp FM are just a few of the media outlets that have featured our experts in recent days.

Galzac’s experts provided commentary on a wide range of topics including childcare reforms, and Irish health. Our goal is to highlight the media coverage the experts have received every week. (more…)

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