The Minister for Health has warned that Ireland cannot continue to outsource the issue of abortion. Simon Harris spoke strongly in favour of repealing the Eighth amendment as he opened the Dáil debate last night. Politicians on both sides of the debate made their views known – with the majority speaking in favour of repeal.
The Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty says there is no guarantee that a pension problem affecting some 40,000 people will be fixed before the next budget. Changes made in 2012 mean women in particular, who took time out of work to raise families, lose out on around €35 a week. Protestors are highlighting the issue outside Leinster House on Thursday afternoon.
The Health Minister has admitted they will have to re-think the name of the new national children's hospital. They had planned to use the name 'Phoenix' - but a hospital with the same name in the US has threatened legal action. The Irish Independent reports that Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona has written to Simon Harris, with hospital officials saying that they will be "compelled to pursue all available legal remedies” if the project proceeds with the name.
A passenger plane carrying 71 people has crashed in Russia. Reports say the AN-148 aircraft, operated by Saratov Airlines, disappeared from radar shortly after take-off from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport
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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
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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".