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# 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 65,529 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 39,954 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 11,986 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 15,847 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 69,012 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 26,204 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 59,955 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 15,415 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 49,518 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 58,518 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 51,841 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 40,985 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 29,291 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 58,207 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 22,660 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 158,962 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 92,196 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 59,953 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 37,995 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 50,340 Views 22 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 21,346 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 57,739 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 112,372 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 16,583 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 22,560 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 18,321 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 147,498 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 20,324 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 51,262 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?
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# Factfind

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

Feb 4th 2018, 4:00 AM 117,821 Views 411 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 49,264 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 11,848 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?
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# Factfind

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

Oct 4th 2017, 10:00 PM 60,381 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 26,717 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 19,598 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 14,885 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 28,942 Views 72 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 20,082 Views 49 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 71,687 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 21,494 Views 54 Comments

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

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