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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 22nd – 27th June 2015

June 22, 2015 Posted in : Alltech, DIT, Economics, EU affairs, Europe, European Parliament, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Ireland, Retail, Stories, Technology, Tourism, Tourism Ireland

Monday 22nd June 2015

Story IdeaIreland most expensive EU country for alcohol – Eurostat
Expert: Ruth Deasy (Expert in European Affairs and Politics) Head of Press and Media, European Commission Representation in Ireland.
The Hook: Ireland is the most expensive country in the EU to buy alcohol, according to Eurostat figures released recently. Alcohol in Ireland costs 70% more than the EU average price, followed by the UK (65% more than EU average) and Finland (36% more than EU average). (more…)

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Story ideas for Monday 3rd November 2014

November 3, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Retail, Tourism

Story Idea: Ireland’s tourism drive for 2015 kicks off at world’s largest travel fair 
Expert: Sinead Grace (Expert in Tourism and Promoting Ireland) Media and Public Relations Manager, Tourism Ireland.
The Hook: Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring joins Tourism Ireland and 70 tourism enterprises from Ireland at World Travel Market (WTM) in London this week, heralding the beginning of the promotional drive overseas for the 2015 season. Now in its 35th year, World Travel Market is the largest B2B event in the global travel and tourism calendar, with about 50,000 travel industry professionals from around the world and 3,000 influential international media in attendance.

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 3rd-7th November 2014

November 3, 2014 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, GOAL, MABS, Retail, Tourism, UCC, Water Charges

Monday 3rd November 2014

Story Idea: Ireland’s tourism drive for 2015 kicks off at world’s largest travel fair 
Expert: Sinead Grace (Expert in Tourism and Promoting Ireland) Media and Public Relations Manager, Tourism Ireland.
The Hook: Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring joins Tourism Ireland and 70 tourism enterprises from Ireland at World Travel Market (WTM) in London this week, heralding the beginning of the promotional drive overseas for the 2015 season. Now in its 35th year, World Travel Market is the largest B2B event in the global travel and tourism calendar, with about 50,000 travel industry professionals from around the world and 3,000 influential international media in attendance.

Story Idea: Retail Excellence Ireland Retail Awards from Midnight Sat Nov 1st
Expert: David Fitzsimons (Expert in Retail) CEO, Retail Excellence Ireland.
The Hook: Post Budget 2015 the industry is facing into a positive Christmas season after seven hard years. Nov 1st and 2nd is the last weekend before retail goes to a 7 day week through to Post Christmas Sales. We will have winning women and men and stores from around the country available to talk about their business as it faces up to Christmas.

Notable Events for Monday 3rd

* World Vegan Month.
* Sandwich Day.
* Eurostat- Building permits- July 2014.

Tuesday 4th November 2014 

Story Idea: President Michael D Higgins to visit refugess in Gambella this week
Expert: Barry Andrews (Expert in Poverty and Humanitarian Aid) CEO, GOAL.
The Hook: More than 400 South Sudanese refugees are crossing the border into Gambella every day. The UN is predicting 300,000 refugees by the end of 2014. The President is visiting these refugee camps on 4th November. Barry Andrews will be meeting him with other GOAl staff.

Notable Events for Tuesday 4th

* Web Summit, Dublin- ends on the 6th.
* Public transport fares to increase from this weekend. What does this mean for Irish commuters?
* Champions League Football- group stage action.

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