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#Fact check

# fact-check - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Debunked: No, Ireland's golf courses did not reopen on Saturday

A letter claiming to be from Golf Union Ireland stated golf courses were set to reopen on 2 May.

# fact-check - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Debunked: No, there wasn't a vaccine for Covid-19 back in 2001

A piece of misinformation being shared widely claims that a vaccine existed 19 years ago. This is untrue.

Debunked: No, Donald Trump didn't tweet he'd 'never let thousands die' in a pandemic back in 2009

The US President says lots of things. But he didn’t say this.

# fact-check - Friday 17 April, 2020

Debunked: No, Queen Elizabeth's coronavirus speech was not recorded on 5 March

A post on Facebook claiming that Queen Elizabeth’s speech regarding the coronavirus outbreak is untrue.

# fact-check - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Debunked: No, Queen Elizabeth has not been diagnosed with coronavirus

A post on Instagram claiming that Queen Elizabeth has coronavirus is untrue.

# fact-check - Friday 3 April, 2020

Debunked: No, this 'very urgent' message telling you that your bank details can be robbed by making a phone call isn't true

The latest WhatsApp message doing the rounds is debunked here.

# fact-check - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

FactCheck: Does this image show an Iranian ballistic missile launch?

Iran launched missile attacks on military bases housing US troops last night – but was this one of the missiles?

# fact-check - Monday 23 December, 2019

Explainer: How does Santa get all the toys made in time for Christmas?

Just how does he do it? It takes an awful lot of hard work.

# fact-check - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

FactCheck: Nuala O'Loan corrects claim made on Morning Ireland that 90% of abortions a result of morning after pill

The former NI Police Ombudsman made the comments in a Morning Ireland interview yesterday.

# fact-check - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

FactCheck: Did Nigel Farage coin the phrase ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’?

Nigel Farage has claimed that he used the phase repeatedly during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign.

# fact-check - Thursday 11 April, 2019

FactCheck: Did Michael Healy-Rae ask a question at yesterday's Oireachtas Sports Committee?

The Kerry TD has been criticised for his contribution to the committee yesterday.

# fact-check - Sunday 23 December, 2018

FactCheck: Do all children's letters reach Santa before Christmas Eve?

He’s making a list, and checking it twice.

# fact-check - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

FactCheck: Is Trump correct that the Democrats passed laws to separate families at the border?

Trump has pinned the blame for the controversial practice at the US border on Democrats, but is he right?

# fact-check - Monday 11 June, 2018

FactCheck: Did Justin Trudeau's eyebrow fall off during a press conference?

Footage online appears to show the Canadian Prime Minister’s eyebrow falling off at a live press conference.

# fact-check - Sunday 22 April, 2018

FactCheck: Is the 'Martinelli' virus real and can it hack your phone through Whatsapp?

Commonly shared around WhatsApp groups, it portends great doom coming to your phone.

# fact-check - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate'

“It’s difficult to say in hindsight whether I would have run such a campaign or not,” says Minister Regina Doherty.

# fact-check - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have a low rate of homelessness by international standards?

The Taoiseach and Housing Minister have both made the claim in recent weeks.

# fact-check - Saturday 6 May, 2017

FactCheck: Are there more homeless people in Ireland now than at any time since the Famine?

Ireland is in the middle of a housing crisis, but are homeless numbers the highest they’ve ever been?

# fact-check - Friday 24 February, 2017

From The42 Analysis: Do the statistics back up Joe Schmidt's rebuke about Ireland's attack? Numbers

Analysis: Do the statistics back up Joe Schmidt's rebuke about Ireland's attack?

The Ireland head coach was frustrated with suggestions his side play an attritional game.

# fact-check - Monday 11 April, 2016

Get checked: How a team of five people is factchecking the truth about Northern Ireland

A new project called FactCheckNI is aiming to find out the truth behind claims about Northern Ireland.

# 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.

# fact-check - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73 per cent tax rate?

The opposition party has come under attack for its budget proposals this week.