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#factcheck

# factcheck - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

FactCheck: Were Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'?

Yesterday it was described as political correctness “gone mad”, but did the HSE even say it?

# factcheck - Saturday 24 November, 2018

FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 possession cases before the courts?

There has been a slowdown in the number of cases being issued, but it is unclear where exactly the situation stands now.

# factcheck - Saturday 17 November, 2018

FactCheck: Are two Herbert Simms flat complexes in Dublin to be demolished?

There has been commentary online about plans for Pearse House and Markievicz House to be demolished – but are they set to be knocked down?

FactCheck: Has the number of cases taken by banks over arrears halved in two years?

Brendan Burgess claims there is “no tsunami” of arrears cases now.

# factcheck - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

FactCheck: How does President Michael D Higgins pay for his dog grooming bills?

Businessman Peter Casey has repeatedly claimed that Bród and Síoda’s grooming bills are paid for using public money – but is this true?

FactCheck: Who got it right between Higgins and Ní Riada in the debate over speaking rights?

The debate was over the rights of presidents to address the Oireachtas.

# factcheck - Sunday 14 October, 2018

FactCheck: Is Varadkar right to say immigrants are more likely to be working than Irish people?

The Taoiseach made the claim in the Dáil recently. But is it actually the case?

# factcheck - Friday 12 October, 2018

Meet the team: TheJournal.ie's factcheckers

Here are the editors and reporters behind Ireland’s main factchecking outlet.

# factcheck - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Factcheck: Can you buy a drink in Dublin with pounds? Brexit Claims This post contains videos

Factcheck: Can you buy a drink in Dublin with pounds?

David Davis thinks you can.

# factcheck - Friday 28 September, 2018

Factcheck: Is the Health Minister proposing 'partial-birth abortions' in Ireland?

A claim that he is has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook.

# factcheck - Thursday 9 August, 2018

FactCheck: Did singer Demi Lovato really pass away in late July?

A claim shared over 90,000 times on Facebook grew traction after she was hospitalised.

# factcheck - Saturday 28 July, 2018

# factcheck - Friday 20 July, 2018

FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach threaten to ban British planes from Irish skies?

The UK’s Sun newspaper carried the front page “Irish PM: I’ll ban British planes as revenge for Brexit”.

# factcheck - Friday 22 June, 2018

FactCheck: Did Sweden shut down a music festival because of attacks carried out by migrants?

A Facebook post from TheLiberal.ie has been shared widely since it was posted earlier today.

# factcheck - 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?

# factcheck - 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.

# factcheck - Sunday 3 June, 2018

FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks at whether students really do make the sun shine for everyone.

# factcheck - Friday 25 May, 2018

Q&A: The answers to your questions about the Eighth Amendment referendum

You’ve been submitting your questions – and here are the answers.

# factcheck - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Q&A: Can the 'hard cases' be dealt with while still retaining the Eighth Amendment?

It’s been a big question in recent days.

FactFind: How many doctors support repeal?

There are Doctors for Yes and the Medical Alliance for No – but what are the numbers exactly?

# factcheck - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

FactCheck: Has the story of a baby born alive during abortion in Poland opened a debate there?

TheLiberal.ie has republished a post from March of two years ago in this last week of the Irish referendum campaign.

FactCheck: Is Ireland's proposed abortion legislation more extreme than British law?

We take a look at a recent claim made about this.

Q&A: Can the proposed legislation allowing abortion up to 12 weeks be changed in the future?

Many of our readers had questions about the legislative process, and trusting politicians.

# factcheck - Thursday 17 May, 2018

How do Ireland's proposed abortion laws compare with Europe?

It has been compared to the UK, but how does it stack up to other countries?

# factcheck - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?

Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.

# factcheck - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

# factcheck - Monday 7 May, 2018

Q&A: Here's how many women and girls travel to the UK for abortions 8th Amendment This post contains videos

Q&A: Here's how many women and girls travel to the UK for abortions

More than 170,000 females have travelled to another country for a termination since 1980.

# factcheck - Friday 4 May, 2018

FactCheck: Does abortion increase the risk of a woman developing breast cancer?

A paid-for advertisement on Facebook is surfacing on Irish user pages, claiming this is the case. We examine the evidence.

# factcheck - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Q&A: How are abortions carried out? Can a foetus feel pain?

It depends on a number of factors, including how far along the pregnancy is.

# factcheck - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Explainer: Here's what the proposed legislation says about abortion up to six months

New billboards launched this week have raised questions about access to terminations after 12 weeks if the Eighth Amendment is repealed.

# factcheck - Friday 27 April, 2018

FactCheck: Are 1 in 5 babies in England aborted?

We look at the facts behind a Save the 8th campaign poster.

# factcheck - Thursday 26 April, 2018

# factcheck - 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.

# factcheck - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

'A complete fabrication' - You cannot be taken off the electoral register by phone

A number of people on Twitter had suggested the idea in recent days.

# factcheck - Thursday 15 February, 2018

FactFind: Is it cheaper to have a mortgage than rent in Ireland?

We’ve all heard it in the pub, but is it actually true?

# factcheck - Sunday 4 February, 2018

FactCheck: Are 90% of babies with Down syndrome in Britain aborted?

We take a look at a claim in a poster used in a new campaign by Save the 8th.

# factcheck - Saturday 20 January, 2018

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FactFind: Is it actually a crime to download movies without paying?

After a court ruling this week, we were asked to find out the facts.

# factcheck - Sunday 24 December, 2017

FactFind: How much sugar does Santa consume in Ireland on Christmas Eve?

Most of us would leave out something for the arrival of the man from the North Pole, but how much does Santa get through?

# factcheck - Friday 22 December, 2017

FactCheck: Was the burgundy passport 'enforced' on Britain when it joined the EU?

Today the Conservative Party said the UK’s exit from the EU gives it an opportunity to restore its national identity.

# factcheck - Thursday 21 December, 2017

FactCheck: Would the new alcohol bill ban the Guinness Christmas ad?

It’s a claim made by the alcohol lobby, but does it stand up to scrutiny?

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