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# factfind - Friday 23 October, 2020

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

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 - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

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

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

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

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?

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?

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%

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?

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?

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

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?

It’s been a big question in recent days.

FactFind: How many doctors support repeal?

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?

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?

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

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?

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?

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

# factfind - Saturday 20 January, 2018

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

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?

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'?

We take a look at what actually happened in 2011.