Q. You're married to former Deputy Mayor of North Down Ian Parsley (40). Love at first sight? A. We became friends through politics a good number of years ago. I was an Ulster Unionist then, he was Alliance. We struck up a friendship first. Q. You live in Jordanstown. Where and when did you get married? A. We got married six years ago, on June 3, 2011. It was a fabulously warm day, so warm that I actually had to go out in the morning and buy a second dress.
Northern Ireland's population has reached a record high with the number of people living here increasing by 10,500 in just one year. Figures published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) show a 0.6% hike that brings the total number of people here to 1.862 million. Women, who comprise 50.9% of inhabitants, outnumber men by 31,700, with the biggest swathe of the population - 713,800 or 38.3% - aged between 34 and 64.
Cash-strapped families in Northern Ireland are throwing away over £300 worth of perfectly good food every year, it has emerged. New research - which comes at a time when the cost of living is rising - shows that 75% of the wastage is because the food isn't eaten before the sell-by date, while 13% is down to bad planning of evening meals.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".