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#Fact check

# fact-check - Monday 4 January, 2021

Debunked: No, this is not a photo of a man attacked by George Nkencho
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, this is not a photo of a man attacked by George Nkencho

Jan 4th 2021, 6:02 PM 6,313 Views 0 Comments

An image being shared on social media is actually of an Everton football fan attacked in 2019.

# fact-check - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

FactFind: How has Santa amended his Christmas preparations to cope with the pandemic?
# Elf And Safety
# Elf And Safety

FactFind: How has Santa amended his Christmas preparations to cope with the pandemic?

Dec 23rd 2020, 6:30 AM 10,919 Views 5 Comments

We’re assured not even a pandemic can quench the magic of Christmas.

# fact-check - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Debunked: No, Paul Murphy isn't recruiting and training actors to attend protests
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, Paul Murphy isn't recruiting and training actors to attend protests

Sep 17th 2020, 6:15 AM 30,465 Views 45 Comments

The fake advertisement was shared on social media following protests in Dublin at the weekend.

# fact-check - Friday 28 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 28th 2020, 3:52 PM 1,772 Views 0 Comments

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

# fact-check - Thursday 7 May, 2020

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

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

May 7th 2020, 6:15 AM 23,626 Views 16 Comments

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
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

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

Apr 23rd 2020, 7:30 PM 26,921 Views 30 Comments

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
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

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

Apr 23rd 2020, 2:57 PM 28,284 Views 19 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Apr 17th 2020, 10:24 AM 369 Views 0 Comments

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
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Apr 4th 2020, 1:31 PM 95 Views 0 Comments

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
# Covid-19 Facts
# Covid-19 Facts

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

Apr 3rd 2020, 12:41 PM 40,066 Views 15 Comments

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?
# Missile Attacks
# Missile Attacks

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

Jan 8th 2020, 5:08 PM 217 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Christmas Time
# Christmas Time

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

Dec 23rd 2019, 6:30 PM 12,678 Views 19 Comments

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
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Oct 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 52,066 Views 38 Comments

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’?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

May 14th 2019, 1:31 PM 18,743 Views 29 Comments

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?
# Fact Check
# Fact Check

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

Apr 11th 2019, 5:44 PM 64,951 Views 61 Comments

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?
# Christmas Cheer
# Christmas Cheer

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

Dec 23rd 2018, 10:00 PM 16,984 Views 22 Comments

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?
# Zero Tolerance
# Zero Tolerance

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

Jun 19th 2018, 5:17 PM 49,615 Views 100 Comments

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?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

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

Jun 11th 2018, 1:33 PM 170,137 Views 66 Comments

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?
# Debunked
# Debunked

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

Apr 22nd 2018, 9:45 AM 60,191 Views 22 Comments

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'
# Changing Tack
# Changing Tack

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

Dec 28th 2017, 6:15 AM 19,778 Views 94 Comments

“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?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Nov 15th 2017, 8:30 PM 42,209 Views 65 Comments

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?
# Homeless
# Homeless

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

May 6th 2017, 10:00 PM 16,612 Views 59 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 24th 2017, 10:40 AM 6,500 Views 18 Comments

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
# Just The Facts
# Just The Facts

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

Apr 11th 2016, 6:56 PM 15,977 Views 28 Comments

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?
# GE16 Fact Check
# GE16 Fact Check

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

Feb 9th 2016, 10:58 PM 27,185 Views 92 Comments

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?
# Shinnernomics
# Shinnernomics

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

Oct 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 20,715 Views 92 Comments

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