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#factcheck

# factcheck - Yesterday’s News

FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago?

Minister Regina Doherty made the claim during a recent interview.

# factcheck - Saturday 18 January, 2020

FactCheck: Has Fine Gael's Regina Doherty ensured waiting staff are legally entitled to 100% of their tips?

The claim was criticised by Sinn Féin who called it “false and misleading”.

# factcheck - Thursday 16 January, 2020

FactCheck: Did Paschal Donohoe meet any individual insurance company in the midst of the insurance crisis?

Minister of State Michael D’Arcy said Minister Donohoe has met with the firms, Michael McGrath says he was told otherwise – but who is right?

# factcheck - 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?

# factcheck - Monday 23 December, 2019

FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016?

The Taoiseach has claimed the price of insurance is going down – but is he right?

# factcheck - Friday 13 December, 2019

FactCheck: Did Arlene Foster bring an Irish passport to the polling station? DUP

FactCheck: Did Arlene Foster bring an Irish passport to the polling station?

The claim has been circulating around Twitter and Facebook with a close-up image of the burgundy passport.

# factcheck - Sunday 8 December, 2019

FactFind: How many homes is the Irish government actually building every year?

Eoghan Murphy says Rebuilding Ireland has delivered 64,000 places to live – but how many are new builds?

# factcheck - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

FactCheck: Would a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy automatically spark an election?

The claim has been made since the motion was tabled by the Social Democrats last week.

# factcheck - Friday 29 November, 2019

FactCheck: No, hundreds of thousands of Irish people were not sold as slaves in the 17th century

Posts on social media have stated that Irish ‘slaves’ were treated as poorly as African slaves during this period.

# factcheck - Thursday 28 November, 2019

TheJournal.ie's toolkit for spotting false news

Here are some simple practical tools anyone can use to identify misinformation.

# factcheck - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Explainer: Why are farmers protesting outside Leinster House this week?

A deal was brokered and a task force established – so why are there still protests?

# factcheck - Friday 22 November, 2019

The Explainer: What is antibiotic resistance and why should we be concerned about it?

It’s here in Ireland, and we look at why.

# factcheck - Friday 15 November, 2019

The Explainer: What's the story with RTÉ's finances at the moment?

We take a look at the issues it has been having with its finances, and what it is planning to do about this.

# factcheck - Thursday 14 November, 2019

World Bank says remittance estimates from Ireland to Nigeria are not reliable

There is an “urgent need” to improve such data collection, the organisation said.

# factcheck - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

FactCheck: No, €3.5 billion was not sent to Nigeria by people living in Ireland over the past eight years

The claim was made by independent TD Noel Grealish in the Dáil yesterday.

# factcheck - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Explainer: What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'?

Recognition of the killings as ‘genocide’ is the subject of a dispute between Turkey and Armenia.

# factcheck - Saturday 26 October, 2019

FactCheck: Will there be checks between the North and the UK after Brexit?

Boris Johnson made the claim in the House of Commons.

# factcheck - 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.

# factcheck - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?

The first ceremonies could take place on the week of Valentine’s Day 2020.

# factcheck - Friday 18 October, 2019

The Explainer: So what's actually in this new Brexit deal?

We take a look at everything Brexit-related that happened this week, and what it all means.

FactCheck: Has the British government removed the right to Irish citizenship from those in the North?

The claim was made by Sinn Féin following a UK Tribunal ruling this week.

# factcheck - Monday 23 September, 2019

FactFind: '1ml is euphoric, 2ml and you go under': Number of G overdoses increases by 75%

People can buy a hit of the highly addictive drug for as little as €1.

# factcheck - Friday 13 September, 2019

The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card?

It’s a saga that has been rumbling on for years – but what exactly is it all about?

# factcheck - Saturday 7 September, 2019

FactCheck: Will Northern Ireland drivers have to display GB stickers on their vehicles if driving in Ireland?

The claim surfaced in the media this week as a result of information published on the UK government’s website.

# factcheck - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Explainer: The British parliament is being prorogued - but could the queen have refused?

Rory Stewart said before that if parliament was prorogued, he would help organise an alternative parliament.

# factcheck - Friday 2 August, 2019

FactCheck: Did Dominic Raab frequently raise the risk of a no-deal Brexit during the referendum campaign?

The UK foreign secretary made the statement on BBC Radio 4 on Monday.

# factcheck - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

FactCheck: Is 90% of Ireland's trade with the UK, as a former British trade minister claimed?

Digby Jones made the claim on Twitter at the weekend when discussing the impact of a no deal Brexit.

# factcheck - Saturday 20 July, 2019

FactCheck: Trump's false claims about Congresswoman Omar in continuing feud

Donald Trump has made several claims about Omar recently.

# factcheck - Monday 15 July, 2019

FactCheck: Are 20% of personal injury insurance claims in Ireland fraudulent or exaggerated?

Members of the insurance industry have claimed that fraud is part of the reason for high premium costs.

# factcheck - Saturday 29 June, 2019

Factcheck: Are horns growing on young people's skulls because of mobile phone use?

The scientific journal that published this recent study said it is now looking into issues regarding the paper.

# factcheck - Thursday 6 June, 2019

FactCheck: Were media reports that a 17-year-old Dutch rape victim was euthanised correct?

A story that a 17-year-old rape victim had been euthanised was reported by media organisations across the world.

# factcheck - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

FactCheck: Did 'big crowds' gather in support of Trump during his UK state visit?

On Twitter, Donald Trump claimed that big crowds gathered to support him during his state visit to the UK.

# factcheck - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

FactCheck: No, 'child marriages' will not be recognised in Ireland following the divorce referendum

A claim circulating on social media said that the divorce referendum could mean child brides are recognised in Ireland.

# factcheck - Monday 27 May, 2019

FactCheck: Does cannabis legalisation cause 'exponential' increases in the use of the drug?

The claim was made earlier this week by GP Dr Ray Walley in debate on cannabis legalisation.

# factcheck - Thursday 23 May, 2019

FactCheck: Did a top EU official say 'Northern Ireland is the price to pay for Brexit'?

The claim was made in a video shared from a pro-unionist Twitter account.

# factcheck - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

FactCheck: Will children aged 4 and under be taught about masturbation if the sex education bill becomes law?

The claim was made by a Renua local election candidate.

# factcheck - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Spotted a dodgy claim or a dubious statistic? TheJournal.ie is factchecking the European elections with 18 other newsrooms

We want our readers to help us factcheck these European elections.

# factcheck - Thursday 16 May, 2019

FactCheck: Did the German parliament approve the Irish budget in 2011?

Irexit Party leader and European election candidate Hermann Kelly claimed that the German Bundestag approved the Irish Budget in 2011 before the Dáil.

# factcheck - 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.

# factcheck - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

FactCheck: Could the new royal baby become President of the United States?

It’s all a question of being ‘natural born”.

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