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Story ideas for Thursday 12th November

November 9, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Science, Teagasc

Thursday 12th November 2015

Story Idea: Agricultural Price Indices September 2015
Expert: John Spink
 (Expert in Agriculture & Crop Production) Head of Crop Science Research Department, Teagasc.                           
The Hook: 
The agricultural price indices for September 2015 are released today. John Spink, expert in agriculture and crop production at Teagasc, is available to comment on these figures and what it means for the industry. (more…)

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Story ideas for Tuesday 20th October 2015

October 19, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Farming, Teagasc

Story Idea: Teagasc Pig Farmers’ Conference 2015
Expert: Ciaran Carroll 
(Expert in Pig Development) Head of Pig Development, Teagasc.                         
The Hook: Annual Pig Farmers’ Conference at Cavan Crystal Hotel Tues 20th Oct and Horse & Jockey Wed 21st Oct. Features a broad array of topics on nutrition, management and pig health. Guest speakers from Schothorst Feed Research (Netherlands). Do not to miss the opportunity to meet fellow producers and get the up-to-date information from Teagasc Pig Development Department.

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 19th October – 23rd October 2015

October 19, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Childcare, Children, Education, Food for Health Ireland, PLE, Start Strong, Teagasc, UCC

Monday 19th October 2015

Story Idea: What difference does the budget make to educators working in the early years sector?
Expert: Dr. Mary Moloney 
(Expert in Third Level Institutions) Chairperson, PLÉ – the National Association of third Level Institutions.                        
The Hook: While the Budget sees an €85m investment in early childhood care and education this week, it seems that the government have forgotten about those who work with young children in these settings. It is widely known that even when early childhood educators hold an honours degree in early childhood, they earn little more than minimum wage, which from January 2016 increases to €9.16 per hour.

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Calling All Cheese Lovers – Food for Health Ireland researchers to undertake the largest study of the impact of cheese on Irish heart health

August 17, 2015 Posted in : Dairy Farming, Food, Food for Health Ireland, Health, Healthy Living, Heart, Science, Teagasc, UCD

Are we getting the wrong advice about saturated fat from foods like cheese? For years, cheese has been demonized as a food high in saturated fat which could raise cholesterol levels and heart disease risks. Irish researchers in University College Dublin and Teagasc Moorepark now think that this advice needs a rethink.

A number of scientific studies published in the last few years have called into question the current negative message about cheese as an unhealthy food. This emerging science from around the world is poking holes in the argument that cheese is detrimental to health. FHI scientists will shortly begin the largest study of its kind in Ireland to understand more about cheese and its impact on our health.

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Story Idea for Tuesday 7th July

July 6, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Air Pollution, Dairy Farming, EPA, Experts, Farming, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Global Warming, Ireland, Stories, Teagasc, UCC

Story Idea: More bull than cow in the Irish Greenhouse?

Expert: John Sodeau (Expert in Air Pollution and Climate Change) Professor of Physical Chemistry / Director of Centre of Atmospheric Chemistry, UCC.

The Hook: The current Teagasc road map on Dairying says that by 2020 cow numbers will go up by about one-third from 2009. At the same time the Green House Gas emissions per unit of milk production are predicted to fall.

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 6th July – 10th July 2015

July 6, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Air Pollution, Alltech, Business, EPA, EuroComm, Europe, Experts, Farming, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Global Warming, Health, Homelessness, Housing, IPU, Ireland, Our experts in the media, Renting, Science, Simon Community, Stories, Teagasc, UCC

Monday 6th July 2015

Story Idea: Market rents and rent supplement – the growing gap
Expert: Niamh Randall
 (Expert in Homelessness & Housing Markets) Head of Policy & Communications / National Spokesperson, Simon Communities of Ireland.


The Hook: 
Just one in eight properties available to rent come within rent supplement limits, research from the Simon Communities in Ireland has found. The Locked Out of the Market study found that of the 1,150 properties available to rent during the three-day snapshot period just 138 were under rent supplement limits. (more…)

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New agricultural science syllabus – but what do the experts think?

June 25, 2015 Posted in : Dairy Farming, Education, Experts, Farming, Food Science, Galzacs, Ireland, Teagasc

According to the Farmer’s Journal, a new agricultural science syllabus will be implemented by September 2017.

The current syllabus has been taught for 40 years and is believed to be very outdated.

The NCCA agricultural science development group have agreed on the broad areas of the course, including soil, grass and crops, and animals, which are the three main categories. (more…)

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Galzac’s Expert Story Idea: Teagasc to hold ‘SHEEP2015′ event this weekend in Athenry

June 17, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Farming, Food Science, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Ireland, Our experts in the media, Stories, Teagasc

This Saturday, 20th June, Teagasc will be holding its major outdoor sheep event ‘SHEEP2015′.

The event will take place at the Teagasc Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co.Galway.

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Upcoming International Men’s Health Week: Galzac’s Experts Cover Mind, Body & Soul

June 16, 2015 Posted in : Entrepreneurship, Experts, Food Science, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Ireland, Science, Teagasc, UCC

In lieu of the upcoming Men’s Health Week, international event which seeks to heighten awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages, support men and boys to engage in healthier lifestyle choices / activities and encourages the early detection and treatment of health difficulties in males, we decided to take a look at some of our Galzac’s health experts and their area of expertise in terms of mind, body and soul. MHW will run from Monday 15th until Sunday 21st June 2015.

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Story Ideas for Tuesday 12th May 2015

May 11, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Farming, Pigs, Teagasc

Story Idea: Teagasc Pig Development Department to hold research dissemination days
Expert: Ciaran Carroll (Expert in Animal Science and Farm Animal Welfare) Head of Pig Development Department, Teagasc.            
The Hook:
 Teagasc will be holding events on the 12th May in the Paddy O’Keeffe Innovation Centre, Teagasc Moorepark, and on the
15th of May in the Cavan Crystal Hotel. They will feature presentations on the most up to date research results, and an overview of on-going research. For further information, please contact Ciaran Carroll.

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