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Experts – Stories you could own this week

February 11, 2016 Posted in : 1916, Debating, Ireland, Journalists, Politics

It’s a busy time for Irish media with politics, the economy and crime dominating the news cycle. Irish journalists are expected to cover a wide variety of topics, and fast, so of course they need the help of some knowledgable experts.

Experts should busy bodies this week with all the #GE16 and American election talk flooding the media. If you’re an expert in politics, political science or government then you could own these stories and get your expert voice heard.

With crime and it’s resources a heavy focus in the 2016 election campaign, law and criminology experts should be on hand to provide opinions. This is a major factor in the general election and could be major opportunity for experts to get out there.

In addition to the election bubble, technical experts can use upcoming World Radio Day on the 13th February to discuss topics like the changing scope of radio and media. Interesting topics around this include the questions is radio a dying element of traditional media.

World Day of Social Justice is upcoming on the 20th February. This is an excellent opportunity for experts in both Law, Human Rights and even history to get their voices heard.

Of course 1916 is a huge topic this week and for the next month. History buffs are going to be hugely popular with the media.

A former director of treasury at Anglo Irish Bank has told the trial of four former bankers that he thought he was carrying out instructions as part of the “green jersey agenda” in 2008. Experts in finance and bankingwould be a great contribution to any journalists article or piece around this, as it is sure to cause a stir.

We have a great variety of experts here at our Galzac’s Guide service. Journalists will find top industry experts at the click of a button or in our 2016 print edition – coming in March.

We started ‘Galzac’s Guide to Expert Sources’ because we believe passionately that expert voices should be heard by the widest possible audience. We want to build a community of doers, thinkers and curious minds who want to share their ideas with the world.

Since we began the service four years ago, we’ve seen experts from UCC, Failte Ireland, The European Parliament, The National Women’s Council and Misean Cara become members and get their voices heard.

If you are interested in signing up, give us a call on 01 254 1845 or email

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Story ideas for Wednesday 12th August 2015

August 10, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Ireland, Politics, Students, Youths

Story Idea: Show your support & celebrate International Youth Day
Expert: Click here to see our full list of youth experts.                   
The Hook: International Youth Day 2015 is celebrated on Wednesday 12th August. The theme of International Youth Day is “Youth Civic Engagement.” The engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. Yet often the opportunities for youth to engage politically, economically and socially are low or non-existent.


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Experts in the Media: 15th – 19th June 2015

June 22, 2015 Posted in : Business, Economic Experts, Economics, EU affairs, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs15, History, Jim Power Ltd, Media Performances, Our experts in the media, Politics

Our experts made the news across all genres last week, offering their commentary and insights to radio shows, newspapers, and TV broadcasts. RTE Radio 1, the Irish Times and the Irish Examiner 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 Banking Inquiry, the Greek Crisis, the Antropocene Epoch and potential changes in the U,S. interest rate.


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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 15th – 19th June 2015

June 15, 2015 Posted in : Cancer, Charity Fundraiser, Childcare, Domestic Violence, Homelessness, Housing, Irish Council for Social Housing, Plumbing, Politics, Report, Simon Community, Uncategorized

Monday 15th June 2015

Story Idea: Cycling legend Sean Kelly to participate in the “Cork to Galway Cycle” 
Expert: Orla Dolan (Expert in Cancer Treatment and Charitable Organisations) Fundraising Director, Breakthrough Cancer Research.
The Hook: The Cork to Galway Cycle is a charity fundraiser for Breakthrough Cancer Research. It’s a two-day event designed to suit all levels of cyclist from the serious club cyclist to the absolute beginner who wants to set themselves an ambitious but achievable target for their first season in the saddle. Irish cycling legend Sean Kelly will also be riding with the team on Day 1 and he has agreed to host a Q&A session later on that evening.

Full details can be found here.

Notable Events for Monday 15th

* National Bug Busting Day
* Anniversary: Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) founded in Basel, 1954


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Story Ideas for Friday 27th March 2015

March 24, 2015 Posted in : Dairy Farming, EU affairs, Experts, Galzacs, Politics, Teagasc, UCC

Story Idea: The End of the Beginning – EU Milk Quota regime to end on 31st March
Expert: Tom O’Dwyer (Expert in Dairy Farming) Head of Dairy Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc.
The Hook: The removal of EU Milk Quotas is perhaps the most significant event in the past 30 years for the Irish dairy industry. Dairy farmers once again will have the freedom to make decisions regarding the quantity of milk they decide to produce. Teagasc is holding an event on the afternoon of April 1st to mark this significant occasion. For more details on this event, please contact Tom O’Dwyer.


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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 23rd – 27th March 2015

March 24, 2015 Posted in : Dairy Farming, Economic Experts, Experts, Galzacs, GoldCore, Health, Irish Heart Foundation, MSF, Politics, Stories, Teagasc, UCC

Monday 23rd March 2015

Story Idea: Ebola one year on: Pushed to the limit and beyond
Expert: Jane-Ann McKenna (Expert in Humanitarian Aid and World Issues) Director, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

The Hook“The Ebola outbreak has often been described as a perfect storm: a cross-border epidemic in countries with weak public health systems,” says Jane-Ann McKenna, Director of MSF Ireland. “Yet this is too convenient an explanation. For the Ebola outbreak to spiral this far out of control required many institutions to fail. And they did, with tragic and avoidable consequences.”

Story Idea: Project launches to develop Government strategy to dramatically cut energy from buildings
Expert: Pat Barry (Expert in Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Building) Executive Director, Irish Green Building Council.
The Hook: A major European Union funded project launched on Friday 20th March, to help develop the Irish Government’s strategy to cut energy from our entire building stock by up to 90% over the next 30 years. The Irish Green Building Council is one of the leaders on this project aimed at slashing the 40% of carbon emissions attributed to buildings. To date the focus has been on shallow measures such as attic insulation but this project is intended to enable a level of investment that transforms the quality of our homes and buildings within a generation.


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Story Ideas for Monday 19th January 2015

January 19, 2015 Posted in : Business, EuroComm, Experts, Experts Reading List, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Our experts in the media, Politics

Monday 19th January 2015

Story Idea: Ireland—Lessons from Its Recovery from the Bank-Sovereign Loop       
Expert: Ruth Deasy (Expert in Politics and European Affairs) Head of Press and Media, European Commission Representation in Ireland.


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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 19th-23rd January 2015

January 19, 2015 Posted in : DIT, Entrepreneurship, Euro Movement, EuroComm, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Health, Mental Health, Our experts in the media, Politics, Suicide Prevention, Teagasc, UCC

Monday 19th January 2015

Story Idea: Ireland—Lessons from Its Recovery from the Bank-Sovereign Loop       
Expert: Ruth Deasy (Expert in Politics and European Affairs) Head of Press and Media, European Commission Representation in Ireland.
The Hook: European Commission Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis will visit Dublin this Monday 19th January. Mr. Dombrovskis will speak at the conference: Ireland-Lessons from its Recovery from the Bank-Sovereign Loop. He will take part in the High Level Panel composed of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD, Managing Director of the IMF, Mrs. Christine Lagarde. The discussion will explore lessons learned from Ireland’s financial assistance programme, analyse the effect of different policies implemented, and look at what still needs to be done to secure Ireland’s full recovery. More details can be found here.


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