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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 idea for Monday 7th December 2015

December 7, 2015 Posted in : Building, Homeowners, Housing, Irish Green Building Council

Monday 7th December 2015

Story Idea: Group launch free information guide to homeowners looking to build or renovate

Expert: Pat Barry (Expert in Sustainable Building) Executive Director, Irish Green Building Council.

The Hook: A guide has been launched by the QualiBuild consortium to give those looking to build or renovate basic information on what they need to look out for. This is designed to give essential vocabulary and tips to homeowners before they contract builders and tradesmen. (more…)

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Story Ideas for every day of the week: 7th December – 11th December 2015

December 7, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Building, Children, DIT, Dublin, Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Irish Green Building Council, Irish Pharmacy Union, Start Strong, Tourism, Tourism Ireland

Monday 7th December 2015

Story Idea: Group launch free information guide to homeowners looking to build or renovate

Expert: Pat Barry (Expert in Sustainable Building) Executive Director, Irish Green Building Council.

The Hook: A guide has been launched by the QualiBuild consortium to give those looking to build or renovate basic information on what they need to look out for. This is designed to give essential vocabulary and tips to homeowners before they contract builders and tradesmen. (more…)

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Story idea for Wednesday 2nd December

November 30, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Housing, Irish Green Building Council

Wednesday 2nd December 2015

Story Idea: Homeowners will be check the competency of building workers with online register

Expert: Pat Barry (Expert in Sustainable Building) Executive Director, Irish Green Building Council.

The Hook: Homeowners will be able to check an online register before employing building trades to see if they have done the necessary energy efficiency and building regulations awareness to deliver good quality work in their home. (more…)

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Story Ideas for every day of the week: 30th November-4th December

November 30, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Air Pollution, Alltech, Childcare, Children, Early Childhood Care, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Health, Housing, Humanitarian Aid, Irish Green Building Council, MSF, Start Strong

Monday 30th November 2015

Story Idea: Tourism Ireland launches 2016 marketing plans

Expert: Sinead Grace (Expert in Tourism and Communications) Media and Public Relations Manager,Tourism Ireland.

The Hook: Tourism Ireland will launch details of its marketing plans to promote Ireland overseas in 2016 and beyond, at an event attended by Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe and tourism industry leaders from around the country. (more…)

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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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Story ideas for Tuesday 22nd September 2015

September 21, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Air Pollution, Irish Green Building Council, UCC

Story Idea: Air pollution from ploughing, poultry and pigs can kill
Expert: John Sodeau (Expert in Air Pollution) Professor of Physical Chemistry/ Director of Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry, University College Cork.                          
The Hook: 
We normally think of road traffic and solid fuel burning as the major driver of death by air pollution. A new study shows that in Europe it is not. The main cause is due to the release of ammonia from farming activities such as fertilizer use and chicken droppings both of which can lead to the release of small, toxic particles in the that air we breathe.

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 21st September – 25th September 2015

September 21, 2015 Posted in : Air Pollution, Alltech, DIT, Irish Green Building Council, Mortgage Brain Ireland, NALA, PLE, Simon Community, UCC

Monday 21st September 2015

Story Idea: Modular Housing is welcome but solutions are permanent housing with support
Expert: Niamh Randall (Expert in Housing Services) Head of Policy and Communications/ National Spokesperson, Simon Communities.                        
The Hook: The Simon Communities cautiously welcomed the recent proposal for the introduction of modular housing units to help address the growing homeless crisis. However, they stressed that this is still a temporary solution where families experiencing homeless will live for up to six months and there remains much detail to be worked out. Simon knows that the solution to homelessness is permanent housing with support and it is essential that we do not lose sight of this vision.

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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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