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# debunk - Friday 11 September, 2020

Debunked: No, there weren't 'only 717 deaths' in Ireland in July

The figures in question refer to the number of deaths registered for that month so far, not the total number of people who died.

# debunk - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

FactFind: No, it's not correct to say just 100 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland

A widely shared Facebook video incorrectly claims that 100 people, not 1,777, have died from the virus in Ireland.

# debunk - Friday 28 August, 2020

Debunked: It's false to claim Irish and Italian death tolls are 'miscalculated' and 'inflated' by up to 90%

Variations of the same post have been widely shared on Facebook.

# debunk - Friday 14 August, 2020

Debunk: No, the first UK volunteer in a Covid-19 vaccine trial has not died

Elisa Granato was one of the first volunteers in a Covid-19 vaccine trial in the UK – and she’s alive and well.

# debunk - Friday 24 July, 2020

Debunked: No, the HSE has not banned a Covid-19 treatment in order to later 'push' a vaccine

A widely shared Facebook post incorrectly claims that medications which ‘cure’ the virus have been banned in Ireland.

FactCheck: Have 'only 8 people' under 65 died from Covid-19 in Ireland?

This claim has been shared frequently in the past week – but it is misleading at best.

# debunk - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Debunked: Irish people were not the first slaves to arrive in the American colonies

Slave trading from Africa to the Americas began around 100 years before 1619, and indentured servitude is not the same as chattel slavery.