People renting out their homes on Airbnb may have to get a licence under new rules to be brought in by the Government. Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said he would be introducing the new licensing system for short-term lettings, in comments that did no mention Airbnb by name. However any such rules would directly impact Airbnb lettings. The online room rental service has grown strongly around the world and in Ireland over the last number of years. But the growth is not without controversy.
I had only popped into Lidl to buy some milk and a sliced pan but came out with a flamethrower and some weird-looking German sausage in a net. The flamethrower was for burning off weeds and, my gosh, was it satisfying to see those bad boys burn straight off the patio slabs. But the canister ran out of gas with about a quarter of the cobble lock still to do and the thrower has been in the shed ever since. I ended up taking the weeds out with a kitchen knife in the end.
I miss smoking. The lovely first one in the morning, the sneaky one outside the back door last thing before bed, the one in the car with music blaring. The many, many cigarettes while chatting with friends on a night out. I miss the one I used to squeeze in just before I got on the train in the morning on the way to work and the one I had when I got off the train at the other end before heading in to the office. The one I nipped outside for during a kid’s birthday party.
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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
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".