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Story ideas for Thursday 5th November 2015

November 2, 2015 Posted in : Construction, Galzacs15, Homelessness, Housing, Ireland, Mortgage Brain Ireland, Property Market, Renting

Story Idea: Most dysfunctional mortgage market in 25 years
Expert: Michael Dowling
 (Expert in Financial Services/Mortgages) Chairman, Mortgage Brain Ireland                         
The Hook: 
In my 25 years in the mortgage market, I have never experienced such a dysfunctional mortgage market. We have 5 banks lending but their “hands are tied” by the new Central Bank rules on lending. Let me give you a stark statistic. The mortgage market in Ireland will be €4/€ 4.2 BN in 2015. Manchester and the Greater Manchester area alone will lend more money this year than Ireland.

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 2nd-6th November 2015

November 2, 2015 Posted in : BR Clinic Ltd, CBRE, Childcare, Children, Health, Mortgage Brain Ireland, Property Market, Start Strong, Tourism, Tourism Ireland

Monday 2nd November 2015

Story Idea: Ireland’s tourism drive for 2016 kicks off at world’s largest travel fair
Expert: Sinead Grace 
(Tourism & Communications) Media & Public Relations Manager, Tourism Ireland.                        
The Hook: 
Ireland’s tourism drive for 2016 kicks off today (Monday, 2 November) at the world’s largest travel fair – World Travel Market in London.

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Story ideas for Wednesday 23rd September 2015

September 21, 2015 Posted in : DIT, Galzacs Guide, Mortgage Brain Ireland

Story Idea: Why is there housing demand – three reasons nobody ever mentions
Expert: 
Dr Lorcan Sirr (Expert in Housing and Economics) Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology.                       
The Hook: 
There are four main causes of housing demand and only the last one gets any attention. They are: 1) headship rates (household sizes); 2) building obsolescence; 3) emigration; and 4) immediate undersupply. Only this last one is ever discussed, but building obsolescence alone means we need 10,000 new houses a year. Smaller households means we need more than 16,000 houses a year.

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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 Wednesday 1st July 2015

June 29, 2015 Posted in : Charity Fundraiser, EU affairs, Housing, Ireland, Mortgage Brain Ireland, Sport

Story Idea: Deposit levels delay home ownership dreams – Broker survey

Expert: Michael Dowling (Expert in Mortgages and Finance) Chairman, Mortgage Brain Ireland.                  
The Hook: The new Central Bank rules around deposit levels will have a major impact on first-time buyers, according to a survey of mortgage brokers in Ireland.

The survey, has found that 85% of brokers feel the new deposit levels will have a negative impact for prospective homeowners, delaying their ability purchase a home by over 2 years. Brokers suggest extending the 10% deposit threshold from €220k to €325k would be a big help to first-time buyers, especially in Dublin, Cork and Galway. (more…)

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 29th June – 3rd July 2015

June 29, 2015 Posted in : Alltech, CBRE, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Health, Irish Pharmacy Union, Mortgage Brain Ireland, Start Strong, The Wheel, UCC

Monday 29th June 2015

Story Idea: Alltech offers virtual pass to ideas for transforming business, ag and food and beverage
Expert: Kevin Tuck (Expert in Agriculture and Sustainability) Managing Director, Alltech.    
The Hook: In late May, more than 3,000 people from 68 countries journeyed to Lexington, Kentucky, USA for the Alltech REBELation, a conference exploring innovation, inspiration and world-changing ideas. Keynote speakers including General Colin Powell, former Procter & Gamble global marketing officer Jim Stengel; futurethink CEO Lisa Bodell; and University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari were joined by experts from Google, McDonald’s, Whole Foods, JBS, The HANOR Company, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Maker’s Mark and more to discuss strategies for transforming business, agriculture, food and beverage, and life.

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