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# factfind - Friday 6 May, 2022

FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution?
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FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution?

May 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 16,665 Views 52 Comments

# factfind - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

FactFind: Less than 2% speak Irish daily. How does that compare with other EU minority languages?
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# Factfind

FactFind: Less than 2% speak Irish daily. How does that compare with other EU minority languages?

Mar 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 13,227 Views 38 Comments

Ireland is not the only country in Europe where the indigenous language has hit a ceiling.

FactFind: Labhraíonn níos lú ná 2% Gaeilge go laethúil - comparáid idir sin agus mion-teanga Eorpach eile
# Mion-Teanga
# Mion-Teanga

FactFind: Labhraíonn níos lú ná 2% Gaeilge go laethúil - comparáid idir sin agus mion-teanga Eorpach eile

Mar 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 5,063 Views 4 Comments

In áiteanna eile san Aontas Eorpach, tá an mothú céanna ag Málta agus Lucsamburg agus atá ag Éirinn.

# factfind - Friday 18 March, 2022

FactFind: Is the carbon tax on home heating oil an excise duty - and could it be cut?
# Fuel
# Fuel

FactFind: Is the carbon tax on home heating oil an excise duty - and could it be cut?

Mar 18th 2022, 12:05 AM 21,481 Views 35 Comments

An argument about the definition of this tax broke out last week as the government moved to address rising fuel costs.

# factfind - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

FactFind: How can petrol and diesel be called 'carbon neutral'?
# Net Zero
# Net Zero

FactFind: How can petrol and diesel be called 'carbon neutral'?

Mar 2nd 2022, 12:05 AM 16,674 Views 15 Comments

Applegreen sells a ‘carbon neutral’ driving option at pumps – how does that work?

# factfind - Thursday 27 January, 2022

FactFind: Women are just over 50% of the population. Do they have 50% of jobs and economic power?
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

FactFind: Women are just over 50% of the population. Do they have 50% of jobs and economic power?

Jan 27th 2022, 8:00 PM 16,114 Views 61 Comments

The short answer: No.

# factfind - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Factfind: Which countries produce the most CO2 emissions?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Factfind: Which countries produce the most CO2 emissions?

Nov 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 26,435 Views 26 Comments

China tops the list based purely on the number of tonnes of CO2 produced. But there are other things to consider too.

# factfind - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

FactFind: Who's behind Instagram stickers promising to plant trees in return for pet photos?
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# Factfind

FactFind: Who's behind Instagram stickers promising to plant trees in return for pet photos?

Nov 10th 2021, 9:40 PM 18,694 Views 2 Comments

Instagram feeds have been flooded with the stickers – but it seems unlikely that many trees will actually be planted as a result.

# factfind - Sunday 18 July, 2021

FactFind: Is Ireland leading the EU vaccine race?
# Rollout
# Rollout

FactFind: Is Ireland leading the EU vaccine race?

Jul 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 65,647 Views 0 Comments

A tweet by the Taoiseach lacked some context on exactly how well Ireland is performing.

# factfind - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Government says working 'will never be the same again' - here's its plan for what it will look like
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# Factfind

Government says working 'will never be the same again' - here's its plan for what it will look like

Apr 15th 2021, 9:30 PM 40,187 Views 28 Comments

The government’s National Remote Work Strategy says that remote working will be a “permanent feature” after Covid-19.

# factfind - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Always on: Ireland has no specific legislation on remote working - but do we lag far behind the rest of Europe?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Always on: Ireland has no specific legislation on remote working - but do we lag far behind the rest of Europe?

Apr 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 12,075 Views 5 Comments

The right to disconnect allows employees to switch off from work outside of normal working hours, including the right to not respond immediately to emails, telephone calls or other messages.

# factfind - Monday 15 March, 2021

FactFind: How could a border poll happen?
# Shared Island
# Shared Island

FactFind: How could a border poll happen?

Mar 15th 2021, 4:47 PM 17,293 Views 29 Comments

Talking aside, who actually makes the decision?

# factfind - Friday 12 March, 2021

Factfind: Has Ireland experienced 'excess mortality' since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic?
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# Factfind

Factfind: Has Ireland experienced 'excess mortality' since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic?

Mar 12th 2021, 6:00 AM 70,789 Views 0 Comments

Several posts on social media have tried to play down the need for lockdowns by pointing to excess deaths.

# factfind - Friday 26 February, 2021

Factfind: Does the WHO 'not recommend' using rapid Covid tests in schools, as Norma Foley claimed?
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# Factfind

Factfind: Does the WHO 'not recommend' using rapid Covid tests in schools, as Norma Foley claimed?

Feb 26th 2021, 8:31 PM 26,252 Views 0 Comments

Unions have called for regular rapid testing as part of the re-opening of schools next month.

# factfind - Saturday 30 January, 2021

FactFind: Is the coronavirus 'partially seasonal', as the Tánaiste has claimed?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

FactFind: Is the coronavirus 'partially seasonal', as the Tánaiste has claimed?

Jan 30th 2021, 6:30 AM 60,024 Views 53 Comments

It’s too soon to determine whether this coronavirus is seasonal, the WHO and a virologist have said.

# factfind - Friday 29 January, 2021

Factfind: Do we know the rate of travel transmission?
# International Travel
# International Travel

Factfind: Do we know the rate of travel transmission?

Jan 29th 2021, 12:39 PM 15,425 Views 45 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday night that international travel accounts for fewer than 1% of Covid-19 cases

# factfind - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?
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# Factfind

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?

Jan 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 49,633 Views 0 Comments

Debate about the safety of schools in relation to Covid-19 is ongoing.

# factfind - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Factfind: Did the government actually follow NPHET's advice heading into December?
# Advice
# Advice

Factfind: Did the government actually follow NPHET's advice heading into December?

Jan 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 58,647 Views 0 Comments

This week, Health Mininister Stephen Donnelly denied the government had gone against public health advice.

# factfind - Friday 18 December, 2020

FactFind: Has Covid-19 impacted the overall number of deaths in Ireland this year?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactFind: Has Covid-19 impacted the overall number of deaths in Ireland this year?

Dec 18th 2020, 7:00 PM 52,271 Views 0 Comments

Deaths rose by 14.1% in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.

# factfind - Sunday 6 December, 2020

FactFind: Have Covid-19 vaccines been tested among older age groups?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactFind: Have Covid-19 vaccines been tested among older age groups?

Dec 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 41,252 Views 0 Comments

Let’s take a look at how trials for the Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines have involved older age groups.

# factfind - Friday 23 October, 2020

FactFind: Were self-harm and suicide statistics measured during the pandemic?
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# Factfind

FactFind: Were self-harm and suicide statistics measured during the pandemic?

Oct 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 29,427 Views 0 Comments

A TD said on RTÉ Radio One at the weekend: “We have stopped measuring suicide and self-harm in this country.”

# factfind - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

FactFind: Has the World Health Organisation changed its position on lockdowns?
# David Nabarro
# David Nabarro

FactFind: Has the World Health Organisation changed its position on lockdowns?

Oct 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 58,301 Views 0 Comments

No. It hasn’t.

# factfind - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Factfind: Yes, we're doing more testing, but that's NOT why we have an increase in cases
# Debunked And Explained
# Debunked And Explained

Factfind: Yes, we're doing more testing, but that's NOT why we have an increase in cases

Oct 6th 2020, 9:00 PM 22,704 Views 16 Comments

The positivity rate has continued to increase – now at 3.9% – despite an increase in testing.

# factfind - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

FactFind: No, it's not correct to say just 100 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

FactFind: No, it's not correct to say just 100 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland

Sep 8th 2020, 4:08 PM 159,278 Views 114 Comments

A widely shared Facebook video incorrectly claims that 100 people, not 1,777, have died because of the virus in Ireland.

# factfind - Friday 3 July, 2020

FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland

Updated Jul 3rd 2020, 10:55 AM 93,395 Views 101 Comments

A Hiqa report has noted a 13% increase in deaths in Ireland during the pandemic.

# factfind - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Factfind: How many adults under 30 are still living at home with their parents?
# Just The Facts
# Just The Facts

Factfind: How many adults under 30 are still living at home with their parents?

Feb 2nd 2020, 10:00 PM 60,554 Views 100 Comments

Election candidates have been talking about their plight during the campaign – how big an issue is it?

# factfind - Sunday 8 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 38,355 Views 46 Comments

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

# factfind - Monday 23 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 50,743 Views 24 Comments

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

# factfind - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Explainer: Irish MEPs have been raising concerns of a future 'EU Army' - but is it likely to happen?
# Case For The Defence
# Case For The Defence

Explainer: Irish MEPs have been raising concerns of a future 'EU Army' - but is it likely to happen?

May 18th 2019, 10:01 PM 21,674 Views 78 Comments

Claims around the potential for an EU army have been prominent in the election debate

# factfind - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

FactFind: Maternity, paternity and parental leave - how much time do new parents get?
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# Factfind

FactFind: Maternity, paternity and parental leave - how much time do new parents get?

Apr 23rd 2019, 7:00 PM 57,937 Views 30 Comments

Male same-sex couples are now also being recognised under the parental leave proposal.

# factfind - Friday 25 May, 2018

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

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

May 25th 2018, 10:25 AM 112,397 Views 330 Comments

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

# factfind - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

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

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

May 23rd 2018, 9:30 PM 16,597 Views 158 Comments

It’s been a big question in recent days.

FactFind: How many doctors support repeal?
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# Factfind

FactFind: How many doctors support repeal?

May 23rd 2018, 6:24 PM 22,573 Views 38 Comments

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

# factfind - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Q&A: Can the proposed legislation allowing abortion up to 12 weeks be changed in the future?
# 8info
# 8info

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

May 22nd 2018, 6:05 AM 18,333 Views 200 Comments

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

# factfind - Friday 27 April, 2018

FactCheck: Are 1 in 5 babies in England aborted?
# Eighth Referendum
# Eighth Referendum

FactCheck: Are 1 in 5 babies in England aborted?

Apr 27th 2018, 2:52 PM 147,547 Views 384 Comments

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

# factfind - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

'A complete fabrication' - You cannot be taken off the electoral register by phone
# Check The Register
# Check The Register

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

Apr 17th 2018, 6:00 AM 20,842 Views 16 Comments

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

# factfind - Thursday 15 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 15th 2018, 12:05 AM 51,408 Views 65 Comments

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

# factfind - Sunday 4 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 4th 2018, 4:00 AM 120,220 Views 414 Comments

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

# factfind - Saturday 20 January, 2018

FactFind: Is it actually a crime to download movies without paying?
# Torrent Of Misuse
# Torrent Of Misuse

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

Jan 20th 2018, 10:00 PM 50,322 Views 38 Comments

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

# factfind - Sunday 24 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 24th 2017, 8:30 PM 11,878 Views 13 Comments

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

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