Permanent TSB is back in the black for the first time in a decade, reports Joe Brennan, but its problems are far from over. Still there might be some good news for the 4,300 homeowners with split mortgage arrangements with the bank. PTSB is hoping the ECB will agree these are performing loans which would take them out of the Project Glas portfolio that is likely to be acquired by private equity funds.
A European Commission proposal to impose a special tax on the sales of big digital companies in the European Union threatens to hit Irish corporate tax revenues and lessen the attraction of our 12.5 per cent tax rate, writes Cliff Taylor. Details of the new tax setback come after a stormy Ecofin meeting yesterday where Minister Paschal Donohoe and colleagues from other smaller states hit out at commission claims last week that they were accommodating aggressive tax planning by big business.
In October 2005 I purchased a home in which I still live. I got a 100 per cent mortgage from Ulster Bank. After three years I requested a change to a tracker mortgage and was granted ECB plus 0.8 per cent. Since then I have got married and wish to add my husband’s name to the mortgage. However they wish me to draw down a new mortgage, with all the endless paperwork. The best rate I can get is ECB plus 2 per cent for 10 years and then a variable rate for the rest of the mortgage.
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".