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Story ideas for Wednesday 7th October 2015

October 5, 2015 Posted in : Debt, Galzacs15, MABS

Story Idea: MABS says “more people like Olive, struggling with debt, can apply for a debt write off
Expert: Michael Culloty
 (Expert in Money and Debt Advice) National Social Policy and Communications Officer, MABS.                           
The Hook: A recent change to the law increasing the threshold for a Debt Relief Notice from €20,000 to €35,000 means that more people struggling with debt can apply to have that debt written off. Debt Relief Notices (DRNs) are one of the insolvency options for people with low levels of debt, low income and few assets. MABS can support people to make an application for no cost.

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 5th October – 9th October 2015

October 5, 2015 Posted in : BR Clinic Ltd, Camara, Charity, Debt, Education, Food for Health Ireland, Galzacs Guide, Health, MABS, Mental Health, The Wheel

Monday 5th October 2015

Story Idea: Giving teachers the tools to build a brighter future
Expert: John Fitzsimons (Expert in Education and Information Technology) CEO, Camara Education.                        
The Hook: Camara Education’s iKnowledge project is an innovative partnership that will see the organisation provide an online interactive learning platform for teachers in 250 schools across Tanzania. Camara are providing the necessary ICT training, support and encouragement, so teachers can bring a new digital classroom experience to their students.

John is available to be interviewed on Monday 5th October, which is also World Teachers’ Day.

Notable Events for Monday 5th

* Anniversary: 1789, the Women of Paris marched to Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism
* CSO – Industrial Production and Turnover August 2015 (Provisional) July 2015 (Final)
* On this day in 1962 “Dr. No” the 1st ever James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming premiered in London

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Story ideas for Thursday 6th August 2015

August 4, 2015 Posted in : Debt, Galzacs15, Ireland, MABS, Money Advice

Story Idea: MABS in court for home repossessions
Expert: Michael Culloty (Expert in Money and Debt Advice) National Social Policy and Communications Officer, MABS.                   
The Hook: Turning up in court on your own for a hearing to repossess your home can be a daunting and frightening experience particularly if you have no representation and no advice on what to expect or do. On the day of the hearing people are often subject to pressures from individuals and groups, with their own agendas, and without the necessary experience or expertise, giving advice as to the legal position they should adopt in court. This situation is highly unsatisfactory. However this need no longer be the case. Since the start of July, MABS has been available in some courts, along with the Insolvency Service, on the days when home repossession hearing take place to give independent advice and support to those attending.

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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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Our Experts in the Media: 11th-15th May

May 19, 2015 Posted in : Homelessness, MABS, Our experts in the media, The Wheel

Our experts made the news across all genres this week, offering their commentary and insights to radio shows, newspapers, and TV broadcasts. RTE Radio 1, RTE News, and the Irish Examiner were just a few of the sources that have featured our experts in the past few days. Our experts in real estate and finance were in particularly high demand this week, with two different mortgage experts being consulted for material on RTE. Charity issues and homelessness were addressed by our experts this week, as well.

Each week, we highlight a few of our experts for their appearances in the media. Here are some highlights from last week, May 11-15.

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Our Experts in the Media: 13th – 17th April 2015

April 21, 2015 Posted in : CBRE, Economic Experts, Experts, Galzacs, Jim Power Ltd, MABS

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 RTÉ Radio 1, The Irish Independent, and the Evening Echo. They provided commentary on a wide range of issues including the lack of space and rise in office rents, alternative focus on government spending, and families facing homelessness.

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Story Ideas for Tuesday 21st April 2015

April 20, 2015 Posted in : Economic Experts, Galzacs, MABS, Teagasc

Story Idea: MABS has expressed concern at the number of people are attending court in repossession cases without advice

Expert: Michael Culloty (Expert in Financial Services and Debt) National Social Policy and Communications Officer, MABS. (more…)

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Story Ideas for Wednesday 15th April 2015

April 13, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs15, MABS

Story Idea: MABS concerned that many unrepresented borrowers are attending court for repossession proceedings without the proper advice 
Expert: Michael Culloty (Expert in Financial Services and Debt) National Social Policy and Communications Officer, MABS.
The Hook: MABS is concerned that there is an increasing number of borrowers attending court in repossession proceedings unrepresented and without receiving adequate advice on the process, the outcomes or the options available to them. Many have never had any dealings with the legal process, are intimidated by it and are often fearful and confused.
MABS advice is that anyone who has been called to attend court should go and should get advice before attending. Even when legal proceedings have commenced, it’s still not too late and in many cases, with, MABS support, people may still be able to come to a sustainable agreement with their lender. MABS is particularly well placed to advise and assist people in over indebted situations.

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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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Story Ideas for Thursday 12th March 2015

March 9, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, MABS, UCC

Story Idea: NATO tanks on the eastern EU border?
Expert: Dr Bozena Cierlik (Expert in International Affairs and East Central Europe) Lecturer in the School of History, UCC.
The Hook: NATO commander in Europe Gen F. Hodges believes that sending American tanks to eastern EU border will deter Russia from possible aggression. Is it helpful Please contact Dr. Cierlik for more on this matter.

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