Colin Gleeson has been a journalist with The Irish Times since 2012 and covers a wide range of subjects. He has previously worked for The Sunday Times and The Irish Independent. He holds a Masters (MSc) in International Politics from Trinity College Dublin and a History degree from UCD.
“It’s time to get down to work and make this a successful negotiation,” declared UK Brexit secretary David Davis as he arrived at the European Commission’s headquarters in Brussels for the second round of divorce talks this week. Officials and diplomats – whisper it – expressed cautious optimism that progress can at last be made. Davis’ brief visit got off to an unfortunate start after a photograph of him and his team sitting opposite their EU counterparts was widely ridiculed on Twitter.
Dublin restaurant Peploe’s is to close for two weeks on Saturday as it undergoes a €400,000 refurbishment aimed at drawing more young people through its doors. Owner Barry Canny was granted a full restaurant licence in the courts on Thursday, which will allow the restaurant to serve a wider range of drinks, including cocktails. “We eventually had to give in and go for the full restaurant licence,” he told The Irish Times.
Ulster Bank has announced the appointment of Des O’Shea as its new chairman. Mr O’Shea follows Dr Philip Nolan, who will leave the board of directors following eleven years of service, including four years as chairman. RBS chairman Howard Davies said Mr O’Shea would bring “in-depth knowledge” of the Irish market to the role.
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".