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#factcheck

# factcheck - Sunday 27 November, 2016

FactCheck: Are motor insurance claims and legal fees going up or down?

Using previously unpublished data, FactCheck steps in to referee a heated dispute between the Law Society and the insurance industry.

# factcheck - Saturday 26 November, 2016

FactCheck: Nursing union leader Liam Doran's claims about the Irish health service

The INMO General Secretary made a series of claims on Claire Byrne Live this week. Here’s our FactCheck roundup.

# factcheck - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to claim the credit for a fall in mortgages in arrears?

Fine Gael has been on Twitter and Facebook, promoting a set of claims about its role in the fall of mortgages in arrears. Do they check out?

# factcheck - Sunday 20 November, 2016

FactCheck: Do 700,000 jobs really depend on our "open access" to the EU

Richard Bruton made a big claim about this major issue, on Claire Byrne Live earlier in the week.

# factcheck - Saturday 19 November, 2016

FactCheck: National Party leader Justin Barrett's claims about immigration

The National Party leader made a series of claims about immigration on the Last Word this week. We checked them out.

# factcheck - Thursday 17 November, 2016

An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg from the world’s fact-checkers (including TheJournal.ie)

Fact-checkers from around the world, including TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck, set out their stall on Facebook and fake news.

# factcheck - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

FactCheck: Is Denis Naughten right about the deaths caused by air pollution in Ireland?

The Climate Action Minister says four people die every day due to air pollution. We put his claim to the test.

# factcheck - Sunday 13 November, 2016

FactCheck: How many refugees is Ireland taking in at the moment?

One FactCheck reader was curious about a claim made by Simon Harris last week, so we looked into it.

# factcheck - Thursday 10 November, 2016

FactCheck: No, Ireland is NOT "officially accepting Trump refugees"

An old article, based on a misquotation, has been spreading the false rumour widely online since Tuesday.

# factcheck - Sunday 6 November, 2016

FactCheck: Does this pro-life leaflet stand up to scrutiny?

The Life Institute’s Yes to Life pamphlet has been printed 120,000 times. How much truth is in it?

# factcheck - Saturday 5 November, 2016

FactCheck: Does this year's Budget include the biggest ever investment in health?

Questions surrounded one of the government’s biggest talking points from the Budget. FactCheck gets to the truth.

# factcheck - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

FactCheck: Was damage to the ozone layer caused by nuclear testing?

Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae made the extraordinary claim during a debate on climate change last week.

# factcheck - Thursday 27 October, 2016

FactCheck: Was Enda Kenny right about Charlie Flanagan and the Russian ambassador?

The Taoiseach was accused of misleading the Dáil last week. But was what he said true?

# factcheck - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

FactCheck: Has the government actually cut the mental health budget by €20 million?

FactCheck looks into a major claim that took hold online over the weekend.

# factcheck - Sunday 23 October, 2016

FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare?

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan made the remarkable claim in the Dáil this week. Is it true?

# factcheck - Thursday 20 October, 2016

FactCheck: Is it really "illegal" for the government to negotiate with the UK before Brexit?

Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty made an extraordinary claim on Tonight With Vincent Browne this week. Was she right?

# factcheck - Sunday 16 October, 2016

FactCheck: How many workers are on the minimum wage?

FactCheck attempts to referee a post-Budget dispute between a Fine Gael Junior Minister and an AAA-PBP TD.

# factcheck - Thursday 13 October, 2016

FactCheck: Was Willie O'Dea really not aware of concerns over Lariam, while he was Minister?

The Fianna Fáil TD was asked four times by Vincent Browne, and four times denied that concerns were mentioned to him about the anti-malaria drug given to Irish troops.

# factcheck - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

FactCheck: How do jobseeker's payments here compare to Northern Ireland?

In the Dáil last week, Leo Varadkar asked TheJournal.ie for a fact check. We accepted that request.

# factcheck - Thursday 6 October, 2016

FactCheck: Does every other country in Europe have water charges?

Fine Gael TD Seán Barrett made the claim over the airwaves recently. Is it true?

# factcheck - Sunday 2 October, 2016

FactCheck: Does Ireland really lead the world for skilled labour?

The Taoiseach made an interesting claim in the Dáil this week. Is it true?

# factcheck - Thursday 29 September, 2016

FactCheck: How do Dublin Bus drivers' earnings compare with their European counterparts?

Are bus drivers in the capital really the third-highest paid in Europe?

# factcheck - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

FactCheck: Did the last government cut payments to lone parents?

FactCheck looks into a a controversial claim made by Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar on Morning Ireland yesterday.

# factcheck - Monday 26 September, 2016

FactCheck: A reader's guide to how it works, and how you can take part

Everything you could possibly want to know about how FactCheck works, what the verdicts mean, and how to suggest a fact check.

# factcheck - Sunday 25 September, 2016

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have the "highest education" in Europe?

Junior Minister Eoghan Murphy made an effort to impress international viewers on CNBC this week. But did he over-state the case?

# factcheck - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

FactCheck: Has no government minister ever gone before the Public Accounts Committee?

Will Michael Noonan be the first sitting minister to go to the PAC? Or is Leo Varadkar wrong?

# factcheck - Sunday 18 September, 2016

FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers?

FactCheck referees a dispute over a controversial new law.

# factcheck - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

FactCheck: Has Fianna Fáil's position on water charges really been "consistent"?

They’ve been accused of a U-Turn on the issue, but Micheál Martin has denied it. What do the facts say?

# factcheck - Friday 9 September, 2016

FactCheck: How much do multinationals actually contribute in taxes?

FactCheck looks into a set a claims made over the airwaves and in the Dáil in the past week.

# factcheck - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

FactCheck: Does this Dublin Bus drivers' leaflet stand up to scrutiny?

We got out the red pen on a leaflet circulated by Dublin Bus driver unions ahead of tomorrow’s strike action.

# factcheck - Sunday 4 September, 2016

FactCheck: Is Apple really the "largest taxpayer in Ireland"?

The company’s CEO Tim Cook made the claim this week, and Michael Noonan repeated it. We checked it out.

# factcheck - Thursday 1 September, 2016

FactCheck: How many people actually work for foreign companies in Ireland?

We heard all kinds of numbers from several politicians this week. FactCheck gets to the truth.

# factcheck - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

FactCheck: Is Ireland actually the world's "most globalised" country?

FactCheck looks into a claim that has been doing the rounds online in recent days.

# factcheck - Friday 26 August, 2016

FactCheck: What do HSE guidelines actually say about the effects of abortion?

The Pro Life Campaign’s Sinead Slattery made a bold claim on Tonight With Alison O’Connor this week. Does it hold up?

# factcheck - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

FactCheck: Are there fewer gardaí dealing with a growing drugs problem?

Sinn Féin TD Seán Crowe recently made some alarming claims on this issue. FactCheck puts them under scrutiny.

# factcheck - Sunday 21 August, 2016

FactCheck: Is minimum unit alcohol pricing "proven" to work?

Health Promotion Minister Marcella Corcoran Kennedy made a big claim about the effectiveness of the government’s alcohol policy, this week. We tested it.

# factcheck - Friday 19 August, 2016

FactCheck: Do Irish students really pay some of the highest fees in the world?

As tens of thousands await CAO offers, FactCheck examines how the financial burden awaiting them compares with students in other countries.

# factcheck - Monday 15 August, 2016

FactCheck: Who's right about Ireland's record on maternal deaths?

FactCheck readers asked us to referee a recent dispute between Cora Sherlock and Fintan O’Toole, so we obliged.

# factcheck - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Factcheck: Is it illegal for gardaí to go on strike?

The word ‘strike’ has been bandied about recently as gardaí demand pay restoration – could they actually do it?

FactCheck: Was Richard Bruton right to say that newer TDs get paid less?

Do lower public service salaries extend to the Dáil chamber? FactCheck finds out.