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Story ideas for Wednesday 30th September 2015

September 28, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs Guide, TinderPoint

Story Idea: Increasing awareness of Alzheimer’s & Dementia through content
Expert: John Ring
 (Expert in Digital Media and Communications) Managing Director, TinderPoint.                          
The Hook: 
TinderPoint have recently designed some content – visual and animated infographics – that has been created to help spread awareness of alzheimer’s and dementia.

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 28th September – 2nd October 2015

September 28, 2015 Posted in : Air Pollution, Childcare, Children, ETC Consulting, Irish Pharmacy Union, Start Strong, TinderPoint, UCC

Monday 28th September 2015

Story Idea: Could VW management be charged with corporate manslaughter?
Expert: John Sodeau (Expert in Air Pollution) Professor of Physical Chemistry/ Director of Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry, University College Cork.                          
The Hook: The VW diesel car emissions scandal might lead to criminal charges for fraud etc. But as 3.3 million extra premature deaths are due to outdoor air pollution, could VW management be charged with corporate manslaughter like BP were for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. VW have hired the same lawyer after all.

Notable Events for Monday 28th

* International Right to Know Day
* CSO – Recorded Crime Quarter 2 2015

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Story Ideas For Monday 2nd March 2015

March 2, 2015 Posted in : CBRE, Galzacs15, TinderPoint

Story Idea: CBRE release first bi-monthly report on what’s been happening in the Irish commercial property market since the beginning of 2015 
Expert: Marie Hunt (Expert in Irish Property and Real Estate) Executive Director and Head of Research, CBRE Ireland.
The Hook: This is CBRE’s first summary of trends in all sectors of the Irish and Northern Ireland commercial property market for 2015 focussing on trends and key transactions in all sectors (office, industrial, retail, investment, development land and hotels and pubs) in January and February.

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 2nd-6th March 2015

March 2, 2015 Posted in : Camara, CBRE, DIT, Entrepreneur's Organisation, EuroComm, Experts, Galzacs15, GoldCore, Irish Green Building Council, MABS, NALA, NWCI, Start Strong, TinderPoint, UCC

Monday 2nd March 2015

Story Idea: CBRE release first bi-monthly report on what’s been happening in the Irish commercial property market since the beginning of 2015 
Expert: Marie Hunt (Expert in Irish Property and Real Estate) Executive Director and Head of Research, CBRE Ireland.
The Hook: This is CBRE’s first summary of trends in all sectors of the Irish and Northern Ireland commercial property market for 2015 focussing on trends and key transactions in all sectors (office, industrial, retail, investment, development land and hotels and pubs) in January and February.

Story Idea: Using Irish in Digital Marketing for Seachtain na Gaeilge 
Expert: John Ring (Expert in Social Networking and Digital Media) Managing Director, TinderPoint.
The Hook: Seachtain na Gaeilge takes place from the 1st to 17th of March, giving everyone an opportunity to make the most of their ‘cúpla focal’. John Ring, MD of TinderPoint, is available for interview to talk about how and why to use Irish in your everyday online business, from social media to web design.

Notable Events for Monday 2nd

* Will the water protests continue throughout the country?
* How would the potential sale of Aer Lingus affect the people of Ireland?
* Corofin Traditional Festival 2015, runs until 8th March.

Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Story Idea: Renowned Icelandic woman entrepreneur to launch handbook on how to increase number of women on boards
Expert: Orla O’Connor (Expert in Women’s Equality) Director, National Women’s Council of Ireland.
The Hook: Ahead of International Women’s Day, renowned woman entrepreneur from Iceland, Halla Tomasdottir, co-founder of Sisters Capital financial services, will launch NWCI handbook on how to increase the number of women on boards and senior decision making in Ireland on 3rd March, 11:30 am in the Marker Hotel, Dublin.

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Story Ideas For Wednesday 18th February 2015

February 16, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, TinderPoint

Story Idea: Making Short Video Work for Your Business
Expert: John Ring (Expert in Digital Media & E-Business) MD, TinderPoint.
The Hook: If you haven’t explored short video for your business, you may be missing out on an opportunity for more reach and shares. John Ring is available for comment for interview on the emerging trend of short video in social media marketing and online business. 

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 16th-20th February 2015

February 16, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, MABS, Start Strong, TinderPoint, UCC

Monday 16th February 2015

Story Idea: MABS Assisted 300,000 with their debts during the Financial Crisis       
Expert: Michael Culloty (Expert in Money & Debt Advice) National Social Policy and Communications Officer, MABS.
The Hook: MABS, the States response to helping those in debt, have assisted 291,486 people with their financial difficulties since 2009. Just under 140,000 were personally assisted in their efforts to deal with debts, totalling in excess 2.5 billion on a face to face basis at the MABS sixty offices nationwide. The remainder were assisted by the MABS national helpline who give ongoing advice and support to people who could, with some support, handle their own situation in negotiating with creditors.
Almost 50% of MABS clients have a mortgage, some in arrears difficulty while others have problems with unsecured debt. MABS advisers support the over-indebted, as appropriate to their need, including negotiating with creditors on their behalf, in reaching appropriate resolution to their debt difficulties. MABS assists all kinds of people with all kinds of debt.

Notable Events for Monday 16th

* Meeting of the eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers in Brussels (Greek banking system).
* CSO- QNHS Sport and Physical Exercise Quarter 2 2013.

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Story Ideas for Thursday 12th February 2015

February 9, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, TinderPoint

Story Idea: How To Best Use Twitter for Business
Expert: John Ring (Expert in Twitter & Digital Media) MD, TinderPoint.
The Hook: Twitter recently released some new features which will be of use to businesses, including ‘Quick Promote’ and group messaging. John Ring, MD of digital marketing agency TinderPoint, is available for interview about this topic including other aspects of using social media to promote your business online.

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Story Ideas for Thursday 29th January 2015

January 26, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, TinderPoint

Story Idea: 5 Digital Marketing Tips to Help Your Business in 2015 
Expert: John Ring (Expert in E-Business & SEO) Managing Director, TinderPoint.       
The Hook: 
What changes lie ahead for online business which could affect your business strategy for 2015? John Ring, Managing Director of TinderPoint, is available for interview to reveal the five best ways to prepare your business’ marketing strategy for the year ahead, which will be of particular interest to SMEs.

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 26th-30th January 2015

January 26, 2015 Posted in : Euro Movement, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Irish Green Building Council, Irish Pharmacy Union, New Beginning, TinderPoint, Tourism Ireland, UCC

Monday 26th January 2015

Story Idea: Why did a teacher win her recent Equality Tribunal case      
Expert: Darius Whelan (Expert in Equality Law and the Courts) Senior Lecturer in Law, University College Cork.
The Hook: The Equality Tribunal issued an important decision recently about an interview where a teacher was asked about her views on lesbian and gay teachers. The Tribunal awarded €54,000 and this case highlights issues which can arise regarding Catholic schools and equality law. Contact Darius Whelan for more on this story.

Story Idea: Free training for construction workers to improve quality for home buyers       
Expert: Pat Barry (Expert in Sustainable Building) Executive Director, Irish Green Building Council.
The Hook: An EU funded programme designed to provide Irish construction workers with the skills to build to high quality low energy standards is been launched in April. This pilot programme, which is open to all trades is aimed at creating a new attitude to quality and tackling the pubic perception of poor standards in the construction sector. More details can be found here.

Notable Events for Monday 26th

* International Customs Day recognised by the World Customs Organisation.
* Should energy drinks be banned to under 18′s in the EU?

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Story Ideas for Tuesday 13th January 2015

January 12, 2015 Posted in : CBRE, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, TinderPoint

Story Idea: CBRE’s Review of Property 2014 and Key Predictions for 2015
Expert: Marie Hunt (Expert in Property Trends & Real Estate) Executive Director, Head of Research, CBRE Ireland.
The Hook: CBRE Ireland will be releasing the 26th edition of their well-known Outlook report focusing on the year just gone in the commercial property sector and their predictions for what is likely to happen in all sectors of the property market in 2015.

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