The former department in charge of the botched 'cash for ash' heating scheme did not learn from issues which had arisen with previous similar initiatives, it's been claimed. Donal Lunny, junior counsel to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Inquiry, cited examples including the reconnect scheme for which demand had soared past expectation, and also the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO).
Just four councils in Northern Ireland still hear prayers before their monthly meeting, it can be revealed. Following a proposal to replace the prayer with a reflective silence that sparked a heated debate at Ards and North Down Borough Council earlier this week, the Belfast Telegraph asked the other 10 local authorities what their policy was on the matter.
The National Trust is currently replacing Northern Ireland's world-famous rope bridge in a £6,000 conservation project. The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge was first erected by salmon fishermen in 1755. It is almost 100ft (30m) above sea level and a favourite attraction for visitors. It is replaced every five years. The new bridge cost £6,000 and has been made by Heyn Engineering in Belfast, which also carries out bi-monthly maintenance checks on all parts of the bridge.
@DeclanBoyle@BelfastBikes A lot of docks are so popular you can never get a bike at home time, like harbour commissioner's office, the big fish and the Odyssey. Still at least bikes are getting well used and enjoyed
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".