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Experts in the Media: 24th-28th August

September 1, 2015 Posted in : Business, Cancer, Cork, DAA, Dublin, Emergency Services, Employment, Experts in the Media, Government, Health, Healthy Living, Heart, Irish Heart Foundation, Media, Tax, Transport, UCC

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 Irish Times and RTÉ Radio One 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 the Government losing tax revenue due to spurious self-employment, and that heart disease kills six times more women than breast cancer.

Our goal is to highlight the media coverage our experts have received every week. Here are just a few examples of our experts in the media last week: (more…)

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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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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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Story ideas for Monday 27th July 2015

July 27, 2015 Posted in : Health, Healthy Living, Heart, Irish Heart Foundation, Photocall

Story Idea: FAST week: Call 999 at the first sign of stroke
Expert: Dr Angie Brown (Expert in Healthy Living and Cardiovascular Diseases) Medical Director and Consultant Cardiologist, Irish Heart Foundation.            
The Hook: Nearly 10,000 people suffer a stroke in Ireland annually which is more than one stroke happening every hour, but only half of the population would call 999 in the event of a stroke. As part of its annual FAST awareness week, the Irish Heart Foundation has targeted 250 local FAST awareness campaigns around the country in local hospitals, communities and stroke support groups using posters and flyers carrying the lifesaving FAST message.

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 27th – 31st July 2015

July 27, 2015 Posted in : Childcare, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Irish Green Building Council, Irish Heart Foundation, NSRF, PLE, Suicide Prevention, UCC

Monday 27th July 2015

Story Idea: FAST week: Call 999 at the first sign of stroke
Expert: Dr Angie Brown (Expert in Healthy Living and Cardiovascular Diseases) Medical Director and Consultant Cardiologist, Irish Heart Foundation.            
The Hook: Nearly 10,000 people suffer a stroke in Ireland annually which is more than one stroke happening every hour, but only half of the population would call 999 in the event of a stroke. As part of its annual FAST awareness week, the Irish Heart Foundation has targeted 250 local FAST awareness campaigns around the country in local hospitals, communities and stroke support groups using posters and flyers carrying the lifesaving FAST message.

Photocall with Fair City’s Jim Bartley, stroke survivor, at 11am on Tuesday, Irishtown stadium.

Notable Events for Monday 27th

* Galway races summer festival meeting begins
* On this day In 1586, Sir Walter Raleigh brought the first tobacco to England from Virginia
* CSO: Residential Property Price Index June 2015

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Experts in the Media: 8th – 12th June 2015

June 15, 2015 Posted in : Dublin Town, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Health, Ireland, Irish Heart Foundation, Our experts in the media, Stories

Our experts made the news across all genres last week, offering their commentary and insights to radio shows, newspapers, and TV broadcasts. NewsTalk 106-108FM, the Belfast Telegraph and the Irish Medical Times were just a few of the sources that have featured some of our experts in the past few days. Our experts provided commentary on a wide range of topics including the cost of healthy eating in Ireland, a soda tax to cut €5.4bn obesity bill and the proposed traffic plans for Dublin’s city centre.

Our goal is to highlight the media coverage our experts have received every week. Here are just a few examples of our experts in the media last week: (more…)

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Story Ideas for Tuesday 9th June 2015

June 8, 2015 Posted in : Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Health, Ireland, Irish Heart Foundation

Story Idea: Obesity cost to quadruple to €1,175 for every man, woman and child in Ireland

Expert: Chris Macey (Expert in Heart Disease and Obesity) Head of Advocacy, Irish Heart Foundation.             
The Hook: 
The cost of obesity could more than quadruple within the next 15 years to a total of €1,175 a year for every man woman and child in the State unless more is done to tackle the problem, a joint Irish Heart Foundation and Social Justice Ireland report has revealed. (more…)

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 8th – 12th June 2015

June 8, 2015 Posted in : EU affairs, Experts, Ireland, Irish Heart Foundation, National Women's Council of ireland, Stories, UCC

Monday 8th June 2015

Story Idea: Comment in relation to CSO Vital Statistics Report
Expert: Professor Ella Arensman (Expert in Public Health and Suicide) Director of Research – NSRF & Adjunct Professor with the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health in UCC.
The Hook: On May 29th 2015, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) released provisional figures for deaths, including suicide, which occurred in 2014. According to Press Release, 459 suicide deaths occurred in 2014, equating to 10 per 100,000 of the population. These provisional figures show a decrease of 16 deaths or 3% from the provisional suicide figures for 2013, of 475 deaths. Figures for 2014 also show a decrease (7% from 396 to 368) in male suicides from 2013, with males accounting for 80% of all suicide deaths in 2014. Ninety-one suicide deaths in Ireland in 2014 were carried out by females. Please contact Professor Arensman for further details.

Notable Events for Monday 8th

* World Oceans Day
* Fighting Blindness – Mizen to Malin
* Irish Student Drama Association – 2015 Festival

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Our Experts in the Media: 4th – 8th May

May 11, 2015 Posted in : Asthma Society of Ireland, Dublin Town, Experts, Health, Irish Heart Foundation, Media Performances, Our experts in the media

Our experts were busy in both the national and regional media last week, offering commentary on various topics in the country through radio podcasts, newspaper articles, and television appearances. Some of the media outlets that our experts appeared on were The Herald, Newstalk, and the Irish Examiner. They provided commentary on a wide range of issues including the importance of having an asthma plan, the Irish Heart Foundations Annual Happy Heart Appeal, and drug use in the city. (more…)

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