The makers of one of the world's most famous mints have tried to blow a hole in the claim that Polos were invented by a Belfast man. Online histories of the hugely popular sweets say Polos were pioneered by John Bargewell, who was originally from the Antrim Road and worked for Rowntree in York. But now Nestle, which took over Rowntree in 1988, has insisted that the internet records don't tell the whole truth about the mint with the hole.
The name of Palace Barracks in Holywood - just yards from Rory McIlroy's childhood home - has long been synonymous with the Northern Ireland Troubles and with the Army's role in the conflict. Thousands of soldiers and their families lived in the sprawling Holywood base, which was a prime terrorist target, but which was embroiled in bitter controversies, too.
Globetrotting Eamonn Holmes has travelled on some of the world's most famous railway journeys, but has surprised TV viewers here by revealing that he has never been on Ulster's most scenic line. The Belfast-born presenter also upset transport chiefs in the province by saying that people here didn't use the railways. But Eamonn has told the Belfast Telegraph that he is accepting an invitation to jump on board the scenic Belfast to Londonderry train along the breathtaking Atlantic coast.
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".