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This week
14th July 2024 - 19th July 2024
Debunked: Bus company refutes claims it wouldn't drive 150 asylum seekers into Coolock site
Coolock: 15 charged and pepper spray used by gardaí following fire at site of anti-immigrant protests
Emergency services were at the scene throughout today.
Taoiseach Simon Harris said the protests are 'criminal and designed to sow fear and division'.
A number of Garda vehicles were also damaged.
Last week
7th July 2024 - 13th July 2024
Cost of overpayments to asylum seekers since 2018 is less than €6,000
Last month
June 2024
FactCheck: How many times did the Dáil discuss the EU Nature Restoration Law?
Newly elected MEP Ciaran Mullooly claims the law was not properly scrutinised by TDs.
Over 100 far-right candidates stood in this year's elections: Could they become a political force?
Five far-right councillors were elected this year – the first breakthrough for the movement.
Around 100 candidates with far-right views ran in this year's elections - most of them outperforming the movement's previous best in 2020.
Social media has proved a successful platform for a number of those who were elected or who threatened to win seats.
Electoral Commission unable to act over unflagged use of AI by far-right party in election posts
Racism, doxxing and assaults among dozens of incidents of abuse of 2024 election candidates
May
May 2024
High Court told State can't simply accommodate homeless asylum seekers 'at the drop of a hat'
Debunked: Image of burning house in rural Ireland is AI-generated and not a real arson attack
High Court told Ireland is breaching human rights law by failing to house homeless asylum seekers
Debunked: Man charged with alleged knife offences in Dublin was Irish, not a foreign national
The disinfluencers: How over 150 anonymous 'Irish' accounts are swamping X with extreme views
The accounts could be part of a wider ‘influence operation’ in Ireland.
An analysis of anonymous accounts on the platform formerly known as Twitter found a potential 'influence operation' ahead of the June elections.
Some accounts showed signs of being operated by non-Irish users, despite claiming to be Irish and posting almost exclusively about Irish political issues.
X policy states that accounts should not "pose as someone who doesn’t exist to mislead others".
Debunked: Hoax claim that wife of man who shot Slovakia PM Robert Fico is a Ukrainian refugee
Gardaí 'categorically reject' claims that school group was escorted near canal due to tents
This year
2024
An Rúis inniu: Russian propaganda network sets up Irish-language news website
Hotels, state bodies and Direct Provision: The companies behind Ireland's refugee housing sector
More than €2 billion was paid by the Government on the sector last year.
MEPs will vote today on the EU Migration Pact: Here's what it means (in a five-minute summary)
'I promise to be a Taoiseach for all': Simon Harris reaches across political divide in first speech
In case you forgot: The clocks went forward by an hour last night
Don't forget! The clocks are going forward by an hour tonight
Confused about the Hate Crime bill? Here's a rundown of what it's all about
The bill has attracted considerable controversy in recent weeks.
Poll: Should the broadcast ban on the day of elections and referendums be scrapped?
Quiz: Can you name these ice creams and ice pops?
It's official: The Care referendum has been defeated
Debunked: A UNHCR article saying Ireland has given refugees the right to vote is 20 years old
Christmas cards and a Supreme Court case: The latest claims about the Family and Care referendums
Voters will go to the polls tomorrow.
Emergency housing: How a small network of companies is making millions from a ballooning industry
One TD has called for more oversight into the provision of emergency housing.
According to Government data, more than €1 billion was spent housing new arrivals between January and September last year.
More than 50 companies run interchangeably by two directors have been paid over €20 million between them in two years.
One TD has called for more oversight into the provision of emergency housing.
Gardaí probing alleged assault of girl in Kildare amid false online rumours of sexual crime
Who are the 31 politicians in the Dáil who declared themselves as landlords last year?
Three deputies declared a rental income for the first time in 2023.
Debunked: Galway Beo did not report that an old Eircom building would house 900 male migrants
Scammers are trying to use Matthew Healy's funeral to trick people on social media
FactCheck: Are there only 16,000 'natural' Irish speakers?
Dublin City Council spent €130,000 extending 'Winter Lights' festival until end of January
Three people arrested in connection with arson attack at former pub in Dublin
Welfare payments, immigration and throuples: The false claims being made about the March referendums
Voters will go to the polls in the two referendums a month from today.
False claims circulating include that a Yes vote will negatively affect mothers.
Misinformation has also been spread about polygamy, and about changes to child benefit.
Independent legal experts say the proposed changes are symbolic and will have little impact in law.
ICJ Gaza genocide case: Ireland expects to decide on intervention within next six months
Three new anti-immigrant parties have registered to stand in Irish elections - but who are they?
Ireland has never elected a candidate from a far-right party.
Posts targeting migrants remained online during riots despite 5pm plea from online safety tsar
Niamh Hodnett was appointed last year to fight harmful content online.
Niamh Hodnett contacted major social media firms on evening of 23 November to warn about potential for violence.
Posts calling for migrants to be "killed" were shared on social platforms as riots unfolded.
Immigrant Council of Ireland warned about the proliferation of such posts and called for posters to be investigated.
FactCheck: Could the 'women in the home' referendum erase all references to women in the Constitution?
Man (20s) hospitalised after being stabbed in Temple Bar