Down at Ladies Cove in Greystones, Co Wicklow, a willowy woman is picking her way barefoot across the stones. Her name is Ruth Fitzmaurice. She is a writer, a mother and a self-described mermaid. “People pay a lot of money in fancy spas to walk across stones like these,” she says. She is wearing a short red and blue summer dress, the kind that’s good for getting quickly in and out of your swimsuit. She is in and out of her togs a lot and not just on perfect summer days like these.
Emma Gilmore 12-year-old spelling champion from Galway Hi Taoiseach. I was the national winner of the Eason Spelling Bee last year. I won by spelling the word “pontificate” correctly. Do you have to do a lot of pontificating in your job? Enda Kenny : “Well, congratulations on winning the award. No I don’t. My job really is to lead, to chair, to encourage, to negotiate and to get things done. You see, in Government people give you a mandate and you’ve got to fulfil that. Ours is very clear.
I got a lift from Martin McGuinness once. From Stormont to Derry in his chauffeur driven ministerial car. It was May 2001, just a few weeks out from the UK General Election. He was Minister of Education and I was interviewing him for The Irish Times.
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 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".