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Story ideas for Wednesday 11th November 2015

November 9, 2015 Posted in : Business, Cork Film fesival, European Parliament, Festivals

Wednesday 11th November 2015

Story Idea: Cork Film Festival screens three LUX-nominated films
Expert: Catherine Bunyan 
(Expert in European Affairs & Business) Press Officer, European Parliament, Dublin.         
The Hook: 
The European Parliament LUX Prize casts an annual spotlight on films that go to the heart of European public debate and cinema is an ideal vehicle for debate and reflection on Europe and its future. The European Parliament and the Cork Film Festival believe that cinema can be used as a medium to discuss and debate topical issues. (more…)

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Experts in the media: 14th July – 18th July 2015

July 20, 2015 Posted in : Budget15, Business, CBRE, DAA, Dublin, ECB, Economic Experts, Economics, EU affairs, European Parliament, Jim Power Ltd, Media Performances, Property Market, Renting

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

The Irish Examiner, FM 104 and Newstalk 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 loan property values, and key trends in business. Our goal is to highlight the media coverage our experts have received every week. (more…)

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Story Idea For Friday 17th July 2015

July 13, 2015 Posted in : Europe, European Parliament, Foreign Policy, Music Festivals, Women in Politics

Story Idea: European Parliament to host Women in Politics conference in Cavan

Expert: Catherine Bunyan (Expert in Europe and Foreign Policy) Press Officer, European Parliament.   (more…)

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 13th – 17th July 2015

July 13, 2015 Posted in : Alltech, Animal Nutrition, Asthma, Asthma Society of Ireland, Budget15, CSO, Entrepreneurship, Europe, European Parliament, Genealogy, Hay Fever, IPU, Irish Pharmacy Union, Pharmacy

Monday 13th July 2015

Story Idea: Pharmacists warn that hay fever is a significant trigger for asthma
Expert: Kathy Maher (Expert in Pharmacies and Medicine) President, Irish Pharmacy Union.      

The Hook: Pharmacists are warning asthma sufferers that hay fever is a significant trigger for asthma and to be aware of the particular allergens that affect them and, where possible, try to avoid them. Pharmacists are also advising asthma sufferers to ensure they carry their inhaler at all times and use it as prescribed. Please contact Kathy Maher for further information. (more…)

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Story Idea for Friday 10th July

July 6, 2015 Posted in : Business, EU affairs, Europe, European Parliament, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Ireland, Stories

Story Idea: Improved broadband among priorities for €498.2m EU funding programme for Southern and Eastern regions of Ireland

Expert: Ruth Deasy (Expert in Politics and European Affairs) Head of Press and Media, The European Commission Representation in Ireland.

The Hook: Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin T.D launched the €498.2m EU Regional Development Fund for the Southern and Eastern region of Ireland at Wexford County Hall late last week.

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 22nd – 27th June 2015

June 22, 2015 Posted in : Alltech, DIT, Economics, EU affairs, Europe, European Parliament, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Ireland, Retail, Stories, Technology, Tourism, Tourism Ireland

Monday 22nd June 2015

Story IdeaIreland most expensive EU country for alcohol – Eurostat
Expert: Ruth Deasy (Expert in European Affairs and Politics) Head of Press and Media, European Commission Representation in Ireland.
The Hook: Ireland is the most expensive country in the EU to buy alcohol, according to Eurostat figures released recently. Alcohol in Ireland costs 70% more than the EU average price, followed by the UK (65% more than EU average) and Finland (36% more than EU average). (more…)

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Story Ideas for Monday 25th May 2015

May 25, 2015 Posted in : Europe, European Parliament, Galzacs15

Story Idea: European Parliament & HSE to hold discussion on health & ageing in Letterkenny   
Expert: Catherine Bunyan (Expert in Europe and Foreign Policy) Press Officer, European Parliament.
The Hook: The European Parliament Information Office in cooperation with the HSE is organising a discussion with citizens on health and ageing. Learn about European health initiatives and innovative local solutions and supports as well as voicing your opinion directly to European representatives. A keynote speech will be delivered by MEP Marian Harkin. This is a free event and will take place in The Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Friday, 5 June 2015 from 9.30 am to 1:00pm. Further information can be found here 

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 25th – 29th May 2015

May 25, 2015 Posted in : Asthma, Asthma Society of Ireland, EuroComm, Europe, European Parliament, Irish Council for Social Housing, Tourism, Tourism Ireland, UCC

Monday 25th May 2015

Story Idea: European Parliament & HSE to hold discussion on health & ageing in Letterkenny   
Expert: Catherine Bunyan (Expert in Europe and Foreign Policy) Press Officer, European Parliament.
The Hook: The European Parliament Information Office in cooperation with the HSE is organising a discussion with citizens on health and ageing. Learn about European health initiatives and innovative local solutions and supports as well as voicing your opinion directly to European representatives. A keynote speech will be delivered by MEP Marian Harkin. This is a free event and will take place in The Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Friday, 5 June 2015 from 9.30 am to 1:00pm. Further information can be found here 

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Story Ideas for Friday 17th April 2015

April 13, 2015 Posted in : European Parliament, Experts, Galzacs15

Story Idea: 70 years on – Liberation of the concentration camps, Dublin, 24 April 2015
Expert: Catherine Bunyan (Expert in Europe and Foreign Policy) Press Officer, European Parliament.
The Hook: The European Parliament Office in Ireland and Holocaust Education Trust Ireland are jointly hosting an event marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps. Holocaust survivors Suzi Diamond and Tomi Reichental will speak of their experience in Bergen-Belsen. Dr Balázs Apor, Trinity College Dublin, will reflect on the memory of the concentration camps in history. Registration required- from 10:00am to 12:00pm at 3 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 13th-17th April 2015

April 13, 2015 Posted in : European Parliament, Experts, Failte Ireland, Galzacs15, Irish Green Building Council, MABS, Simon Community

Monday 13th April 2015

Story Idea: Simon Communities of Ireland highlight lack of care for elderly people who are homeless
Expert: Niamh Randall (Expert in Homelessness and Poverty) Head of Policy and Communications and National Spokesperson, Simon Communities of Ireland.   
The Hook: The Simon Communities of Ireland say that there is an urgent need to address the problem of an aging population among people who are homeless and struggling to deal with serious challenges of ill health and dying.‘Homelessness, Ageing and Dying’ is a report launched by the Simon Communities in 2014 and looks at these issues for the first time in the Irish context.

High rates of poor physical and mental health, isolation, and fear of being admitted to a hospital or nursing home are just some of the findings of the Simon report. The Simon Communities of Ireland support over 6,000 people each year.

Notable Events for Monday 13th

* 7th World Water Forum. Daegu & Gyeongbuk, Korea.
* CSO- Household Travel Survey Quarter 4 2014.

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