A man arrested in connection with an explosion in east Belfast has been released unconditionally. A 32-year-old was taken into custody on Saturday after locals reported hearing a loud bang on Fraser Pass in the Ballymacarrett area. He was being questioned on suspicion of possessing explosives with intent to endanger life or cause serious injury to property. He was questioned by police under the Terrorism Act before his release.
Rock ‘n’ roll star Liam Gallagher has been getting stick on social media after saying he was delighted to be coming to Ireland to do gigs with the “mighty RA”. The ex-Oasis singer was referring to former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft, who is providing the support act when he performs in Dublin and Belfast in June. However, some Twitter users accused Gallagher of trying to wind people up by using the phrase ‘RA’, which can also refer to the IRA.
ONH will never admit it publicly, but yesterday's ceasefire announcement is a glaring admission that its military campaign was an abject failure. The volatile dissident group, which maimed PSNI constable Peadar Heffron in a bomb blast, has been toying with the idea of calling it quits for more than 18 months. It has not mounted an attack on the security forces in that time, having been locked in tentative peace negotiations with trade unions and charities.
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".