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# factfind - Saturday 17 September, 2022

FactFind: How many current TDs own houses that they rent out?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: How many current TDs own houses that they rent out?

Sep 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 39,431 Views 0 Comments
  • There are 160 TDs in the Dáil - but it isn't entirely straightforward to find out which of them also derive an income from renting houses.
  • An analysis by The Journal sought to find out, using the Dáil register of interests and by contacting individual TDs.

# factfind - Sunday 28 August, 2022

Debunked: Figures on Covid-19 deaths and underlying conditions have been taken out of context
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: Figures on Covid-19 deaths and underlying conditions have been taken out of context

Aug 28th 2022, 7:00 AM 21,999 Views 0 Comments

Covid sceptics are misinterpreting CSO data to make inaccurate claims.

# factfind - Friday 19 August, 2022

Debunked: Yes, cows are a 'problem' when it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Yes, cows are a 'problem' when it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions

Aug 19th 2022, 4:06 PM 34,923 Views 13 Comments

Two Facebook posts said cows are “not the problem” compared to emitting activities like flying.

# factfind - Sunday 24 July, 2022

FactFind: Are Irish farmers the 'most carbon-efficient food producers in the world'?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: Are Irish farmers the 'most carbon-efficient food producers in the world'?

Jul 24th 2022, 3:12 PM 30,414 Views 32 Comments

A number of politicians including the Taoiseach mentioned Irish beef and dairy’s carbon efficiency this week. But what does this mean?

# factfind - Saturday 23 July, 2022

FactFind: Is Navan the largest town in the country without a rail line?
# Meath
# Meath

FactFind: Is Navan the largest town in the country without a rail line?

Jul 23rd 2022, 7:30 AM 31,803 Views 25 Comments

Meath’s county town was promised a rail connection in 2005 but there’s still no delivery date.

# factfind - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

FactFind: How have other countries regulated Airbnb and what happened when they did?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: How have other countries regulated Airbnb and what happened when they did?

Jul 20th 2022, 8:00 PM 21,077 Views 0 Comments

Cities have successfully passed laws restricting Airbnb but it hasn’t always led to more houses and lower rents

# factfind - Thursday 30 June, 2022

Explainer: What counts as EU funding and where does it go?
# Factfind
# Factfind

Explainer: What counts as EU funding and where does it go?

Jun 30th 2022, 1:00 PM 4,183 Views 1 Comment

…And where has Ireland received – and given back to the whole process?

# factfind - Monday 6 June, 2022

FactFind: Has the Irish Government done 'a lot more' than the UK to reduce the cost of living?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: Has the Irish Government done 'a lot more' than the UK to reduce the cost of living?

Jun 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 37,000 Views 0 Comments
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar made the claim last month - so we’ve decided to see whether Ireland has actually done more than the UK.
  • Varadkar said Ireland is "ahead of what’s being done in the United Kingdom” when comparing “like with like”.

# factfind - Friday 6 May, 2022

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

FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution?

May 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 17,204 Views 52 Comments

# factfind - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

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

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

Mar 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 13,612 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 5,100 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 21,857 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 16,883 Views 16 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 16,272 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 26,510 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?
# Factfind
# Factfind

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

Nov 10th 2021, 9:40 PM 18,745 Views 1 Comment

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 65,673 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
# Factfind
# 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 40,243 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 12,116 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 17,695 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?
# Factfind
# Factfind

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

Mar 12th 2021, 6:00 AM 70,968 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?
# Factfind
# Factfind

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

Feb 26th 2021, 8:31 PM 26,279 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 60,059 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 15,460 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?
# Factfind
# Factfind

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

Jan 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 49,667 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 58,672 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 52,302 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 41,293 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 29,464 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 58,337 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 22,724 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 159,445 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 93,474 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 60,832 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 38,503 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 50,836 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 21,719 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 57,993 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 112,433 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 16,613 Views 158 Comments

It’s been a big question in recent days.

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