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# 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 58,192 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 15,046 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 49,043 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 58,101 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 42,710 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 36,487 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?
# Factfind
# Factfind

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

Oct 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 27,584 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 57,112 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 22,478 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 156,502 Views 150 Comments

A widely shared Facebook video incorrectly claims that 100 people, not 1,777, have died from 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 88,565 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 58,999 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 37,179 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 49,938 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 20,904 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?
# Factfind
# Factfind

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

Apr 23rd 2019, 7:00 PM 57,206 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 112,306 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 16,580 Views 158 Comments

It’s been a big question in recent days.

FactFind: How many doctors support repeal?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: How many doctors support repeal?

May 23rd 2018, 6:24 PM 22,519 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 18,314 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 147,408 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 19,518 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 50,948 Views 66 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?
# Factfind
# Factfind

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

Feb 4th 2018, 4:00 AM 111,755 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 47,770 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 11,841 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?

# factfind - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

FactFind: How does Ireland's jobseeker's benefit compare to the rest of the EU?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: How does Ireland's jobseeker's benefit compare to the rest of the EU?

Oct 4th 2017, 10:00 PM 59,009 Views 118 Comments

One of the Budget talking points will be how our social welfare benefits compare to our EU counterparts.

# factfind - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

FactFind: How do our personal tax bills compare to those living around the world?
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

FactFind: How do our personal tax bills compare to those living around the world?

Sep 20th 2017, 9:00 PM 26,538 Views 56 Comments

There’s a lot of chat about what’s taken from our pay by Revenue at the moment – here are some facts.

# factfind - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?

Sep 19th 2017, 12:05 AM 19,460 Views 47 Comments

It’s 10 years since Ireland signed the Convention. A decade on, the Republic stands as the only EU country which is yet to ratify it.

# factfind - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

FactFind: What is the state of social house building in Ireland?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: What is the state of social house building in Ireland?

Sep 13th 2017, 10:00 PM 14,777 Views 55 Comments

We break down the argument over waiting list figures – and what the government says it will do to clear them (or not).

# factfind - Monday 1 May, 2017

FactFind: How much water do we actually use?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: How much water do we actually use?

May 1st 2017, 10:00 PM 27,885 Views 71 Comments

And how many households fall into the “excessive use” category of 1.7 times the average?

# factfind - Friday 14 April, 2017

FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives?

Apr 14th 2017, 10:00 PM 20,076 Views 47 Comments

We take a closer look at the facts surrounding the Minister for Transport’s controversial proposals.

# factfind - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

FactFind: How generous is maternity leave in Ireland?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: How generous is maternity leave in Ireland?

Apr 5th 2017, 12:05 AM 68,133 Views 26 Comments

Women in Ireland get some of the longest maternity leave periods in Europe – but also some of the lowest-paid.

# factfind - Sunday 19 March, 2017

FactFind: One year in, is this really a "do-nothing" Dáil?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: One year in, is this really a "do-nothing" Dáil?

Mar 19th 2017, 8:30 PM 21,408 Views 54 Comments

We take a deeper look at how the 32nd Dáil compares to its predecessors.

# factfind - Monday 6 February, 2017

'Until you've stood in those shoes, you can't understand' - how free legal aid works in Ireland
# Helping Hand
# Helping Hand

'Until you've stood in those shoes, you can't understand' - how free legal aid works in Ireland

Feb 6th 2017, 12:05 AM 19,521 Views 14 Comments

Legal aid is a hot-topic issue here in the wake of David Drumm’s successful application for same last week.

# factfind - Saturday 4 February, 2017

FactFind: Are there many differences between Fianna Fáil and Soc Dems manifestos?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: Are there many differences between Fianna Fáil and Soc Dems manifestos?

Feb 4th 2017, 12:05 AM 17,598 Views 91 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said there weren’t – and you asked us to check. So we did.

# factfind - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

FactFind: Is Donald Trump's travel ban 'similar to what Obama did'?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: Is Donald Trump's travel ban 'similar to what Obama did'?

Jan 31st 2017, 5:34 PM 39,743 Views 75 Comments

We take a look at what actually happened in 2011.