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The Ideas Campaign

No fears over ideas website – The Irish Examiner 14/03/2009

  PEOPLE should have no concerns about posting ideas and insights on the Ideas Campaign website, according to campaign director Aileen O’Toole. Ms O’Toole said the campaign had clearly set out how it plans to openly and transparently deal with the ideas that Irish people were entrusting to the campaign. (more…)

Ideas Campaign: good idea? – enn.ie 10/03/2009

The Ideas Campaign, a private group founded to try and come up with ways to help reignite Ireland's economy, has so far attracted over 2,500 ideas, across 19 categories. Some of the proposed ideas include the following: the Government to integrate its IT systems; state organisations to focus R&D efforts on space programmes; and Enterprise Ireland to set up "virtual offices" for start-up companies to provide advice on patents, legal topics and other issues. (more…)

Warning over Ideas Campaign Terms & Conditions – enn.ie 13/03/2009

In more new of the Ideas Campaign, the Irish Examiner warns that people who submit ideas to the site should read the small print first. According to the site's terms and conditions, once an idea is sent in, you must "part company with your submitted idea without any compensation to you". (more…)

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas – The Irish Examiner 13/03/2009

This certainly seems to be the logic behind The Ideas Campaign, a new website aiming to stimulate the economy with proposals from the public. But be warned – if you really do have a brilliant brainwave, you might want to read the small print. Because according to the terms and conditions of the campaign, set up by Aileen O’Toole, Sunday Business Post co-founder and managing director of an internet consultancy, you must “part company with your submitted idea without any compensation to you”. (more…)

Warning over website that snaffles up ideas – The Sligo Weekender 17/03/2009

THE Ideas Campaign is a new website aiming to stimulating the economy with proposals from the public. But be warned - if you really have do have a brilliant brainwave, you should read the small print. Because according to the terms and conditions of the campaign, set up by Aileen O’Toole, Sunday Business Post co-founder and managing director of an internet consultancy, you must “part company with your submitted idea without any compensation to you”. (more…)

Your Country, Your Call

Your Country, Your Call has questions to answer – The Irish Times 23/04/2010

THE YOUR Country, Your Call competition has a week to go before submissions close and the judges start to consider which of them will be awarded €100,000. The stated aim of the competition is far reaching and radical – nothing less than to “create prosperity and jobs at an entirely different level from what currently exists”, as Pádraig McKeon, Drury Communications managing director and Your Country steering group member, has said. It has been supported by many of the pillars of the establishment. However, it is surprising given the scope of this ambition – and access to specialist knowledge – that there are still plenty of questions unanswered since the competition was launched. (more…)

The Consumers Association of Ireland

Consumers’ group members resign – The Irish Times 22/11/2008

THREE LEADING members of the Consumers' Association of Ireland have resigned in a row over policy issues and internal operations. The three, Diarmuid MacShane, Mel Gannon and Enid O'Dowd, were all members of the association's council and had raised their concerns about the running of the organisation at recent meetings. They had also called for fees payable to association representatives on other bodies to be passed to the organisation itself rather than the individuals themselves. However, they were outvoted by other council members. (more…)

Charlie Weston

Top tips to make sure you get a bargain – The Irish Independent 27/03/2007

HERE are some tips to ensure you get a better deal on home insurance. * Be aware that covering the cost of rebuilding your property is different from covering the market value of your home which includes the site value. * Make an annual audit of your possessions to ensure that everything is included. (more…)

 

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