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#GE16 Fact Check

# ge16-fact-check - Thursday 25 February, 2016

FactCheck: Can water charges really be abolished?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck dives deep into what could be a major issue for the next government, and resurfaces with some answers.

# ge16-fact-check - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

FactCheck: The truth and the lies from the final Leaders' Debate

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck has pulled out all the stops for the last-chance, high-stakes battle at RTE last night.

# ge16-fact-check - Sunday 21 February, 2016

FactCheck: Does Northern Ireland really have four times more homelessness than us?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck tests some startling claims about Sinn Féin’s record north of the border.

# ge16-fact-check - Saturday 20 February, 2016

FactCheck: Exactly how good are the jobs created since 2011?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 answers a question on a lot of minds in this election.

# ge16-fact-check - Thursday 18 February, 2016

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to say it has "maintained disability spending"?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck wades into the middle of a row between Fine Gael and a high-profile Dáil candidate.

# ge16-fact-check - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

FactCheck: The truth and the lies from TV3's Deputy Leaders' Debate

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck has sifted through the claims made by Kelly, McDonald, Reilly and Cowen.

FactCheck: The truth and the lies from last night's RTÉ Leaders' Debate

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck had another big night, sifting through seven politicians’ statements.

# ge16-fact-check - Sunday 14 February, 2016

FactCheck: What effect does JobBridge and other schemes have on our unemployment rate?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck examines an issue that’s on a lot of people’s minds.

# ge16-fact-check - Saturday 13 February, 2016

FactCheck: Exactly how many people are homeless in Ireland?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck tests a few different claims made about one of the election’s biggest issues.

# ge16-fact-check - Friday 12 February, 2016

FactCheck: The truth and the lies from last night's Leaders' Debate

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck went into overdrive last night, testing the level of truth and lies in last night’s battle.

# ge16-fact-check - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have the fastest-growing economy in Europe?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck tests a prominent claim by the government parties.

FactCheck: Who wants to get rid of the Special Criminal Court?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck examines claims made by Sinn Féin about a surprising election issue.

# ge16-fact-check - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

FactCheck: How many social housing units were actually built last year?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck examines some confusing and contradictory claims about social housing.

# ge16-fact-check - Sunday 7 February, 2016

FactCheck: Did Enda Kenny really call Michael Lowry 'a man of the highest integrity'?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck tests a claim about the Taoiseach’s erstwhile stance towards the Tipperary TD.

# ge16-fact-check - Saturday 6 February, 2016

FactCheck: Is Alan Kelly right to say 80% of people are paying for water?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck has tested an eye-catching claim by the Minister for the Environment.

FactCheck: Did Labour really break a pledge not to increase student fees?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck tests Fianna Fáil claims about Labour’s record on education.

# ge16-fact-check - Friday 5 February, 2016

FactCheck: Were 135,000 new jobs really gained under Fine Gael?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck has tested one of Fine Gael’s major campaign pitches.