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Story Ideas for Monday 12th October 2015

October 12, 2015 Posted in : ETC Consulting, Europe, Standard of Living, Unemployment

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. (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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Story ideas for Thursday 1st October 2015

September 28, 2015 Posted in : ETC Consulting, Galzacs Guide

Story Idea: Getting and keeping people off the Unemployment Register
Expert: Pat Shortt (Expert in Training and Career Guidance) Managing Director, ETC Consulting.                            
The Hook: Many people on the Unemployment Register have lost belief in themselves.
ETC Consult’s online, inexpensive, “Career Fit” service gives it back to them – with a list of 16 jobs that they will enjoy; be well able to do and advice on how to go about getting into them. 

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 28th September – 2nd October 2015

September 28, 2015 Posted in : Air Pollution, Childcare, Children, ETC Consulting, Irish Pharmacy Union, Start Strong, TinderPoint, UCC

Monday 28th September 2015

Story Idea: Could VW management be charged with corporate manslaughter?
Expert: John Sodeau (Expert in Air Pollution) Professor of Physical Chemistry/ Director of Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry, University College Cork.                          
The Hook: The VW diesel car emissions scandal might lead to criminal charges for fraud etc. But as 3.3 million extra premature deaths are due to outdoor air pollution, could VW management be charged with corporate manslaughter like BP were for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. VW have hired the same lawyer after all.

Notable Events for Monday 28th

* International Right to Know Day
* CSO – Recorded Crime Quarter 2 2015

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Story Idea for Friday 28th of August 2015

August 24, 2015 Posted in : Career Development, ETC Consulting, Health, Healthy Living, Heart, Irish Heart Foundation

Friday 28th August 2015

Story Idea: Call for national stroke awards nominations
Expert: Janis Morrisey (Expert in Heart Disease and Healthy Living) Dietitian, Irish Heart Foundation.                  
The Hook: The Irish Heart Foundation invites the public to celebrate life after stroke by nominating stroke survivors for our charity’s sixth national Stroke Awards this November, hosted by RTE broadcaster Marty Whelan. Our Stroke Awards pay tribute to the courage and bravery of stroke survivors and their carers from all around the country. (more…)

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 24th – 28th August 2015

August 24, 2015 Posted in : Alltech, Camara, Dublin, ETC Consulting, Failte Ireland, Festivals, Food, Food Science, Healthy Living, Heart, Ireland, Irish Guide Dogs, Irish Heart Foundation, Irish Water, Media, Tourism, Tourism Ireland, UCC, Women's Equality

Monday 24th August 2015

Story Idea: Adding the fizzy cola “tang” to Irish water: good or bad for our health?
Expert: John Sodeau (Expert in Scientific Research and Pollution) Professor of Physical Chemistry/ Director of Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry, UCC.

The Hook: Phosphoric acid (a rust remover) has been added to fizzy cola drinks for many years. Now Irish Water is proposing to add it to the water supply in Limerick starting September. The reason is to delay the lead from pipes dissolving into the water by making phosphates. Preventing lead release is particularly important for our health, particularly the young. On the other hand phosphates from fertilizer run-offs into Lough Leane in Killarney led to a public warning last week to not drink, fish or paddle in it because phosphates promote toxic algal growth in water. So, are Irish Water certain that what they are doing is in the best interests for public health? (more…)

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