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# fact-check - Thursday 7 March, 2019

FactCheck: Is Karen Bradley correct that killings committed by British forces during the Troubles were 'not crimes'?

Bradley has come under severe criticism for her comments in the House of Commons yesterday, but is she correct?

# fact-check - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

FactCheck: Is the National Lottery correct to say it exists 'for the sole purpose of raising money for good causes'?

It made the claim in a press release following the release of a gambling survey last week – but is it correct?

# fact-check - Friday 8 February, 2019

FactCheck: Is the UK government considering an area near Newry for a nuclear waste disposal site?

The British government is seeking an area to build a geological disposal facility. But is it planned for Co Down?

# fact-check - Saturday 26 January, 2019

FactCheck: Are supermarkets required to accept plastic packaging, if you leave it at the checkout?

Supermarkets have pledged that they take extensive efforts at recycling, but do they have to accept if you want to leave them behind?

# 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.

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