SINN Féin has urged Arlene Foster "make her mind up on the Irish language" after the former first minister claimed republicans were seeking to humiliate unionists. Just over two weeks ago, Mrs Foster said her party had nothing to fear from the Irish language but it appears she still remains doggedly opposed to standalone legislation mirroring that which in Britain protects Welsh and Scots Gaelic.
WESTMINSTER'S standards watchdog has launched an investigation into Ian Paisley's failure to declare overseas trips paid for by the Sri Lankan government. The DUP MP referred himself to the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner last week when it emerged that he had accepted two all-expenses paid holidays to the Indian Ocean island in 2013 for himself and his family. After considering the details of Mr Paisley's case, standards watchdog Kathyrn Hudson has concluded that it requires further probing.
TWO northern political figures are competing to secure a place on Fianna Fáil's national executive – with one also planning to contest the next council elections. Former SDLP Belfast mayor Pat McCarthy, who has been a Fianna Fáil member for a decade, has put his name forward for election to the party's ruling body at its ard fheis on October 13/14. He will be running against Omagh councillor Sorcha McAnespy, who resigned from Sinn Féin last year.
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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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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".