The Irish Prison Service is recruiting new officers after almost a decade of a hiring moratorium. The open call for new prison officers comes after depressed levels of recruitment over the past decade. The application process is open until the end of February with 50 recruits expected to start training in autumn. The Prison Officers' Association has welcomed the recruitment drive.
A charity helping homeless find a better future with jobs, food and an employment and integration service is celebrating two centuries in existence this year. The Mendicity Institution – which provides 20,000 meals at its headquarters at Island Street near Usher's Quay in Dublin City Centre each year – is the capital’s oldest working charity with outreach services. Known locally as ‘the Mendo’, the origin of the charity’s name was derived from the word ‘mendicant’ - an historic word for begging.
Today marks the first day of spring and it is also a time when Christians and pagans celebrate the anticipated changing of the seasons. In Dublin, a group of pilgrims will walk from Dublin city centre to a sacred well in Clondalkin, while in Roscommon, Celtic druids are holding a super full moon ceremony. Traditionally, 1 February is a celebration of one of Ireland’s three patron saints, St Brigid.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".