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Story Ideas for every day of the week: 16th-20th November

November 16, 2015 Posted in : Alltech, Brewing, Children, Depression, Diabetes, Distillery, Dublin, ECT, Entrepreneurship, Europe, Genealogy, Housing, SME, Sport, Students, Web Fest, Women's Entrepreneurship Day

Monday 16th November 2015

Story Idea: Entries for Dublin Craft Beer Cup and Dublin Craft Cider Cup now open!
Expert: Kevin Tuck 
(Expert in Agriculture & Sustainability) Managing Director, Alltech.

The Hook: The Dublin Craft Beer Cup is a unique competition that allows craft brewers to showcase their beers and have them rated, tasted and analysed by an international panel of beer experts. Due to popular demand, the competition has expanded in order for craft cider makers to have their own dedicated cider cup. (more…)

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Story Ideas for Monday 24th August 2015

August 24, 2015 Posted in : CSO, Dublin, Food, Health, Healthy Living, Irish Water, Sport, UCC

Story Idea: Adding the fizzy cola “tang” to Irish water: good or bad for our health?

Expert: John Sodeau (Expert in Scientific Research and Pollution) Professor of Physical Chemistry/ Director of Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry, UCC.

The Hook: Phosphoric acid (a rust remover) has been added to fizzy cola drinks for many years. Now Irish Water is proposing to add it to the water supply in Limerick starting September. The reason is to delay the lead from pipes dissolving into the water by making phosphates. Preventing lead release is particularly important for our health, particularly the young. On the other hand phosphates from fertilizer run-offs into Lough Leane in Killarney led to a public warning last week to not drink, fish or paddle in it because phosphates promote toxic algal growth in water. So, are Irish Water certain that what they are doing is in the best interests for public health? (more…)

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Experts in the Media: 3rd – 7th July

August 10, 2015 Posted in : Charity, Construction, Dublin, Dublin Town, Experts, Experts in the Media, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Ireland, Media, MSF, Our experts in the media, Sport, Stories

Our experts made the news across a wide variety of genres last week, offering their knowledge and insights across the nation’s media outlets.RTE Radio 1′s Drivetime show and RTE One are just a few of the stations that have featured our experts in recent days.

Galzac’s experts provided commentary on a wide range of topics including the Luas laying track work happening in Dublin city centre.Our goal is to highlight the media coverage our experts have received every week. Here are just a few examples of our experts in the media last week: (more…)

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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 Monday 15th June 2015

June 15, 2015 Posted in : Cancer, Charity Fundraiser, Cork, Sport, Uncategorized, What's on

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.

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