As winter light from a cloudless azure sky filters through the stained-glass window of St Matthew’s Catholic church to illuminate the name of the man to whom it is dedicated, some words from DH Lawrence come to mind. “We are bleeding at the roots,” the poet and novelist once wrote. At the bottom of the window, those who come to visit this 19th-century church built beside one of the city’s sectarian faultlines are asked to “Pray for the soul of Hugh McDonald. RIP”.
Ireland's ruling party, Fine Gael, has moved to try to defuse a race row involving one of its mayors. Councillor Darren Scully said he would no longer represent people of African origin in Naas, County Kildare. He stressed it was his own initiative, not that of the county council. Scully said he had made the decision based on what he described as the "aggressive" attitude he experienced when representations were made to him by black African constituents.
The UK government still believes a deal can be done between Sinn Féin and the Democratic Unionist party aimed at restoring power-sharing to Stormont, the Northern Ireland secretary has said. Karen Bradley insisted she and her colleagues in the Irish government wanted to get the talks between the two main parties represented in the deadlocked Northern Ireland assembly back on track.
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".