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# factcheck - Friday 7 February, 2020

Factcheck: Will an increase in carbon tax make people in Ireland poorer?
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# Ge2020

Factcheck: Will an increase in carbon tax make people in Ireland poorer?

Feb 7th 2020, 6:30 PM 17,038 Views 45 Comments

The claim is contained in Sinn Féin’s election manifesto.

Factchecking the election: Here's how we ranked all the claims made by politicians over the last four weeks
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# Factcheck

Factchecking the election: Here's how we ranked all the claims made by politicians over the last four weeks

Feb 7th 2020, 5:20 PM 22,124 Views 69 Comments

We’ve been keeping an eye on the campaign over the last four weeks to sort out the facts from the waffle.

FactCheck: Is Ireland responsible for just 0.000012% of the world's carbon emissions?
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# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Ireland responsible for just 0.000012% of the world's carbon emissions?

Feb 7th 2020, 6:05 AM 22,585 Views 63 Comments

Reducing CO2 emissions is seen as key to resolving the climate crisis – but how much carbon does Ireland produce?

# factcheck - Thursday 6 February, 2020

FactCheck: No, British English isn't being replaced with Irish English as the EU's working language
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FactCheck: No, British English isn't being replaced with Irish English as the EU's working language

Feb 6th 2020, 11:58 AM 31,374 Views 34 Comments

A satirical article from Luxembourg has been shared thousands of times.

# factcheck - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland?
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FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland?

Feb 5th 2020, 12:52 PM 57,909 Views 74 Comments

The way statistics on homelessness are compiled are completely different in the two jurisdictions.

# factcheck - 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 58,780 Views 100 Comments

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

# factcheck - Saturday 1 February, 2020

FactCheck: Was the FAI's rescue package from the government a 'bailout'?
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# Factcheck

FactCheck: Was the FAI's rescue package from the government a 'bailout'?

Feb 1st 2020, 9:30 AM 14,632 Views 70 Comments

Shane Ross insisted the €20m package is not a bailout – but is he right?

# factcheck - Friday 31 January, 2020

FactCheck: The claims from the final party leaders' debate of this year's election campaign
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# Factcheck

FactCheck: The claims from the final party leaders' debate of this year's election campaign

Jan 31st 2020, 7:35 PM 13,658 Views 34 Comments

We looked at more of the claims made during last night’s last leaders debate.

# factcheck - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Factcheck: Does the average person working full-time in Ireland earn €47,000 a year?
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# Factcheck

Factcheck: Does the average person working full-time in Ireland earn €47,000 a year?

Jan 29th 2020, 5:32 PM 88,443 Views 102 Comments

The claim was made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Monday night’s debate.

# factcheck - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate
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# Ge2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate

Jan 28th 2020, 8:21 PM 33,998 Views 57 Comments

Several claims were made about housing supply and homelessness last night. We’ve looked at the main ones.

# factcheck - Thursday 23 January, 2020

FactCheck: The claims made by Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin in the first leaders' debate
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# Ge2020

FactCheck: The claims made by Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin in the first leaders' debate

Jan 23rd 2020, 8:07 PM 24,970 Views 109 Comments

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin clashed last night in a debate on Virgin Media One. We’ve looked at the main claims.

# factcheck - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 21st 2020, 6:40 AM 18,787 Views 22 Comments

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?
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# Waiting Staff

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

Jan 18th 2020, 7:30 AM 56,201 Views 55 Comments

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?
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# Ge2020

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

Jan 16th 2020, 7:27 PM 25,572 Views 26 Comments

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?
# Missile Attacks
# Missile Attacks

FactCheck: Does this image show an Iranian ballistic missile launch?

Jan 8th 2020, 5:08 PM 209 Views 0 Comments

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?
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# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016?

Dec 23rd 2019, 8:00 AM 21,453 Views 40 Comments

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?
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# DUP

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

Dec 13th 2019, 5:07 PM 151,895 Views 23 Comments

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?
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

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

Dec 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 37,015 Views 46 Comments

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?
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# Factcheck

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

Dec 3rd 2019, 7:21 PM 19,872 Views 42 Comments

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
# Irish History
# Irish History

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

Nov 29th 2019, 5:47 PM 60,125 Views 5 Comments

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
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# Factcheck

TheJournal.ie's toolkit for spotting false news

Nov 28th 2019, 3:07 PM 17,869 Views 4 Comments

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?
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# Beef

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

Nov 27th 2019, 2:51 PM 17,843 Views 4 Comments

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?
# Podcast
# Podcast

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

Nov 22nd 2019, 5:00 PM 8,976 Views 9 Comments

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?
# Podcast
# Podcast

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

Nov 15th 2019, 7:00 PM 15,068 Views 34 Comments

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
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

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

Nov 14th 2019, 3:15 PM 28,247 Views 55 Comments

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
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# Factcheck

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

Nov 13th 2019, 6:16 PM 72,641 Views 158 Comments

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'?
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Oct 30th 2019, 2:45 PM 26,378 Views 25 Comments

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?
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# Boris Johnson

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

Oct 26th 2019, 8:30 PM 22,287 Views 18 Comments

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
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# Factcheck

FactCheck: Nuala O'Loan corrects claim made on Morning Ireland that 90% of abortions a result of morning after pill

Oct 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 52,049 Views 38 Comments

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?
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# Explainer

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

Oct 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 20,375 Views 26 Comments

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?
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# Podcast

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

Oct 18th 2019, 6:00 PM 11,487 Views 7 Comments

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?
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

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

Oct 18th 2019, 6:00 AM 27,928 Views 25 Comments

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%
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# Chemsex

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

Sep 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 49,871 Views 22 Comments

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?
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# Podcast

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

Sep 13th 2019, 5:30 PM 12,861 Views 43 Comments

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?
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# Road Traffic Laws

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

Sep 7th 2019, 10:00 PM 41,002 Views 60 Comments

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?
# Constitutional Crisis
# Constitutional Crisis

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

Updated Sep 1st 2019, 12:29 PM 34,085 Views 26 Comments

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?
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# Factcheck

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

Aug 2nd 2019, 1:34 PM 20,344 Views 16 Comments

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?
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# Factcheck

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

Jul 31st 2019, 12:57 PM 64,642 Views 49 Comments

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
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# Factcheck

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

Jul 20th 2019, 8:30 AM 54,880 Views 154 Comments

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?
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# Factcheck

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

Jul 15th 2019, 7:00 AM 22,507 Views 44 Comments

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