The powersharing impasse in Northern Ireland is likely to extend throughout the year and potentially beyond, a senior Democratic Unionist has said. Simon Hamilton said he did not think an agreement between his party and Sinn Fein to restore devolution would materialise in 2018. "I think the prospects of a return to devolution in the short-term are bleak," he told MPs at Westminster. Mr Hamilton added: "It gives me no pleasure to say that I don't think that is going to happen in the short-term.
Draft papers exchanged between Sinn Fein and the DUP had no “standing” and were just an “an exchange of ideas between negotiating teams”, Arlene Foster insisted tonight. In a statement released late this afternoon, the DUP leader says that she “can categorically state there was never any agreement reached”.
Tributes have been paid to a woman found dead in a wardrobe. Joanne Lee's body was discovered by Irish police at a house in south Dublin on Thursday. It is understood a man in his 30s sustained serious injuries after falling from a window at the same building on Ranelagh Road as Gardai officers attended the scene. Joanne, 38, was reported missing by her family on Tuesday. Gardai were carrying out enquiries as part of that missing person probe when they found the body on Thursday afternoon.
Taoiseach @campaignforleo has said he didn't properly recollect his anecdote about contacting Clare Council re: Donald Trump's concerns about a windfarm at Doonbeg. He says he actually contacted Failte Ireland. The email he sent to Failte has been released. https://t.co/pKQq0ZIaFm
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".