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Story ideas for Friday 11th December 2015

December 7, 2015 Posted in : Conference, Dublin, Irish Pharmacy Union

Friday 11th December 2015

Story Idea: 2016 IPU Conference dates announced

Expert: Kathy Maher (Expert in Pharmacy) President, Irish Pharmacy Union.

The Hook: The Irish Pharmacy Union’s National Pharmacy Conference will take place in Dublin from 22-24 April 2016. (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 ideas for Friday 2nd October 2015

September 28, 2015 Posted in : Health, Healthy Living, Irish Pharmacy Union

Story Idea: Pharmacists call for an increase in the number of medicines available without prescription to ease pressure on an over-burdened health system
Expert: Kathy Maher (Expert in Pharmacies and Medicine) President, Irish Pharmacy Union.                          
The Hook: 
Pharmacists are calling for a greater role in the area of self-care and for an increase in the number of medicines available without prescription. An increase in the availability of certain medicines without prescription will ease the pressure on our already over-burdened health system as patients will be able to treat everyday health conditions without the costs associated with going to the GP and getting a prescription.

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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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Experts in the Media: 14th-19th September

September 21, 2015 Posted in : Business, Charity, Economic Experts, Economics, Experts in the Media, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Humanitarian Aid, Ireland, Irish Pharmacy Union, Jim Power Ltd, Journalists, Media, Media Performances, MSF, Our experts in the media, Pharmacy, Stories

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 Independent 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 Syrian refugee crisis to Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development survey.

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:

1. Kathy Maher-Irish Pharmacy Union  Pharmacists want a nationwide DUMP (Disposal of Unused Medicines Safely) scheme

Coverage:Irish Independent (Newspaper) (more…)

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Story ideas for Monday 31st August 2015

August 31, 2015 Posted in : Childcare, Children, IPU, Irish Pharmacy Union, Medicine

Story Idea: School environment increases kids chances of becoming sick
Expert: Kathy Maher (Expert in Pharmacy & Medicine) President of the Irish Pharmacy Union.                       
The Hook:
 With Schools returning children are more likely to be susceptible to the common flu and tummy bug; the typical child expecting to get 3 to 8 common colds a year and 2 to 3 bouts of viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) a year. It is a sure thing that parents will be treating their children for minor ailments during the course of the school year. That’s why Pharmacists have issued some practical tips for parents for this school year. President of the Irish Pharmacy Union, Kathy Maher, is available for comment on tips for kids well-being.

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 31st August – 4th September 2015

August 31, 2015 Posted in : Appointments, CBRE, Childcare, Children, Dublin, Dublin Town, Exercise, Food for Health Ireland, Health, Healthy Living, Heart, IPU, Irish Pharmacy Union, Property Market, Schools

Monday 31st August 2015

Story Idea: School environment increases kids chances of becoming sick
Expert: Kathy Maher (Expert in Pharmacy & Medicine) President of the Irish Pharmacy Union.                       
The Hook:
 With Schools returning children are more likely to be susceptible to the common flu and tummy bug; the typical child expecting to get 3 to 8 common colds a year and 2 to 3 bouts of viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) a year. It is a sure thing that parents will be treating their children for minor ailments during the course of the school year. That’s why Pharmacists have issued some practical tips for parents for this school year. President of the Irish Pharmacy Union, Kathy Maher, is available for comment on tips for kids well-being.

Notable Events for Monday 31st

* Rowing World Championships are taking place in France
* Social Justice Ireland will launch the National Social Monitor 2015 today
* On this day in 2006, Edvard Munch’s famous painting “The Scream” is recovered in a raid
* CSO: Milk Statistics July 2015

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Story ideas for Tuesday 4th August 2015

August 4, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Health, Healthy Living, Ireland, Irish Pharmacy Union, Pharmacy

Story Idea: Pharmacists advise festival goers to look after their health 
Expert: Kathy Maher MPSI (Expert in Health and Medicine) President, Irish Pharmacy Union.             
The Hook: 
Pharmacists are advising festival goers to take adequate precautions to look after their health when attending festivals this year. Unprotected sex, dehydration and diarrhoea are the top threats to the health and safety of festival goers, according to pharmacists.

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 4th – 7th August 2015

August 4, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs15, Ireland, Irish Green Building Council, Irish Pharmacy Union, MABS, NSRF, Pharmacy, Stories, Suicide Prevention, UCC

Tuesday 4th August 2015

Story Idea: Pharmacists advise festival goers to look after their health 
Expert: Kathy Maher MPSI (Expert in Health and Medicine) President, Irish Pharmacy Union.             
The Hook:
Pharmacists are advising festival goers to take adequate precautions to look after their health when attending festivals this year. Unprotected sex, dehydration and diarrhoea are the top threats to the health and safety of festival goers, according to pharmacists. For more information, please contact Kathy Maher.

Notable Events for Tuesday 4th

* Eurostat: Industrial producer prices, domestic market – June 2015
* Cork Craft Month 2015, runs until 6th September

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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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