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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 Friday 14th August 2015

August 10, 2015 Posted in : Educate Together, Education, Experts, Schools

Story Idea: Educate Together determined to open a school in Castlebar next month
Expert: Paul Rowe 
(Expert in Child Education and Education Policy) CEO, Educate Together.               
The Hook: In 2014, the Department of Education and Skills appointed Educate Together as patron to a national school to open in Castlebar this September. This announcement was welcomed both locally and nationally and is the result extensive campaigning by local parents and the government’s school patronage divestment programme.  However, in Castlebar, the Tuam Archdiocese has offered a premises to the Department; Burren National School, which, closed more than 20 years ago largely due to its remote location. This premises is unsuitable as a modern school building – it would require considerable redevelopment work and it is in too remote a location to be accessible to Castlebar families.

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