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#factcheck

# factcheck - Thursday 11 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Michael Healy-Rae ask a question at yesterday's Oireachtas Sports Committee? Fact Check

FactCheck: Did Michael Healy-Rae ask a question at yesterday's Oireachtas Sports Committee?

The Kerry TD has been criticised for his contribution to the committee yesterday.

# factcheck - Thursday 4 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events? Factcheck

FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events?

It has been claimed that a move away from Catholic patronage in schools means these holidays would no longer be marked with events.

# factcheck - Saturday 30 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Factcheck: Were 18,000 new homes built in Ireland last year? Just The Facts

Factcheck: Were 18,000 new homes built in Ireland last year?

Housing figures are always a point of contention – let’s clear this up.

# factcheck - Friday 29 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Was there a plan to close the Luas Green Line for up to four years to construct the Metrolink? Metrolink

FactCheck: Was there a plan to close the Luas Green Line for up to four years to construct the Metrolink?

The Minister for Transport was among those to make the claim.

# factcheck - Saturday 23 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Donald Trump predict Brexit at his Scottish golf course the day before the vote? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Donald Trump predict Brexit at his Scottish golf course the day before the vote?

He repeated the claim in his Oval Office meeting with the Taoiseach. Is it true?

# factcheck - Thursday 7 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Karen Bradley correct that killings committed by British forces during the Troubles were 'not crimes'? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Karen Bradley correct that killings committed by British forces during the Troubles were 'not crimes'?

Bradley has come under severe criticism for her comments in the House of Commons yesterday, but is she correct?

# factcheck - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is the National Lottery correct to say it exists 'for the sole purpose of raising money for good causes'? Good Causes

FactCheck: Is the National Lottery correct to say it exists 'for the sole purpose of raising money for good causes'?

It made the claim in a press release following the release of a gambling survey last week – but is it correct?

# factcheck - Friday 8 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is the UK government considering an area near Newry for a nuclear waste disposal site? The Facts

FactCheck: Is the UK government considering an area near Newry for a nuclear waste disposal site?

The British government is seeking an area to build a geological disposal facility. But is it planned for Co Down?

# factcheck - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Donald Tusk say there was a special place in hell for Brexiteers? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Donald Tusk say there was a special place in hell for Brexiteers?

All hell broke loose after his speech in Brussels today – here’s what he actually said.

# factcheck - Friday 1 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Factcheck: Are there really only 100 lorries crossing the border every day? Border Crossing

Factcheck: Are there really only 100 lorries crossing the border every day?

A UKIP MEP claimed that only a small number of lorries cross the border daily – but is he right?

# factcheck - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Factcheck: Are Irish nurses among the highest paid in the world? Factcheck

Factcheck: Are Irish nurses among the highest paid in the world?

Nurses and midwives across the country will be on strike from 8am this morning.

# factcheck - Saturday 26 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are supermarkets required to accept plastic packaging, if you leave it at the checkout? Recycling

FactCheck: Are supermarkets required to accept plastic packaging, if you leave it at the checkout?

Supermarkets have pledged that they take extensive efforts at recycling, but do they have to accept if you want to leave them behind?

# factcheck - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Does this tweet show the decline of the 'ethnic Irish' population from 2040 onward? Factcheck

FactCheck: Does this tweet show the decline of the 'ethnic Irish' population from 2040 onward?

It’s been claimed that Project Ireland 2040 will lead to a decline in Ireland’s native population – but is this true?

# factcheck - Sunday 23 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Do all children's letters reach Santa before Christmas Eve? Christmas Cheer

FactCheck: Do all children's letters reach Santa before Christmas Eve?

He’s making a list, and checking it twice.

# factcheck - Friday 21 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Has the US really defeated ISIS in Syria? Factcheck

FactCheck: Has the US really defeated ISIS in Syria?

Donald Trump claims the terrorist group have been defeated in the war-torn country – but is he right?

# factcheck - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Were Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'? Pet Names

FactCheck: Were Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'?

Yesterday it was described as political correctness “gone mad”, but did the HSE even say it?

# factcheck - Saturday 24 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 possession cases before the courts? Arrears

FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 possession cases before the courts?

There has been a slowdown in the number of cases being issued, but it is unclear where exactly the situation stands now.

# factcheck - Saturday 17 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are two Herbert Simms flat complexes in Dublin to be demolished? Factcheck

FactCheck: Are two Herbert Simms flat complexes in Dublin to be demolished?

There has been commentary online about plans for Pearse House and Markievicz House to be demolished – but are they set to be knocked down?

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Has the number of cases taken by banks over arrears halved in two years? Factcheck

FactCheck: Has the number of cases taken by banks over arrears halved in two years?

Brendan Burgess claims there is “no tsunami” of arrears cases now.

# factcheck - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How does President Michael D Higgins pay for his dog grooming bills? Aras 18

FactCheck: How does President Michael D Higgins pay for his dog grooming bills?

Businessman Peter Casey has repeatedly claimed that Bród and Síoda’s grooming bills are paid for using public money – but is this true?

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Who got it right between Higgins and Ní Riada in the debate over speaking rights? Race For The Áras

FactCheck: Who got it right between Higgins and Ní Riada in the debate over speaking rights?

The debate was over the rights of presidents to address the Oireachtas.

# factcheck - Sunday 14 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Varadkar right to say immigrants are more likely to be working than Irish people? At Work

FactCheck: Is Varadkar right to say immigrants are more likely to be working than Irish people?

The Taoiseach made the claim in the Dáil recently. But is it actually the case?

# factcheck - Friday 12 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Meet the team: TheJournal.ie's factcheckers Hello My Name Is

Meet the team: TheJournal.ie's factcheckers

Here are the editors and reporters behind Ireland’s main factchecking outlet.

# factcheck - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Factcheck: Can you buy a drink in Dublin with pounds? Brexit Claims This post contains videos

Factcheck: Can you buy a drink in Dublin with pounds?

David Davis thinks you can.

# factcheck - Friday 28 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Factcheck: Is the Health Minister proposing 'partial-birth abortions' in Ireland? Factcheck

Factcheck: Is the Health Minister proposing 'partial-birth abortions' in Ireland?

A claim that he is has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook.

# factcheck - Thursday 9 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did singer Demi Lovato really pass away in late July? All The Facts

FactCheck: Did singer Demi Lovato really pass away in late July?

A claim shared over 90,000 times on Facebook grew traction after she was hospitalised.

# factcheck - Saturday 28 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Ireland really the most corrupt nation in the western world? Factcheck

# factcheck - Friday 20 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach threaten to ban British planes from Irish skies? Shepherds Pie In The Sky

FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach threaten to ban British planes from Irish skies?

The UK’s Sun newspaper carried the front page “Irish PM: I’ll ban British planes as revenge for Brexit”.

# factcheck - Friday 22 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Sweden shut down a music festival because of attacks carried out by migrants? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Sweden shut down a music festival because of attacks carried out by migrants?

A Facebook post from TheLiberal.ie has been shared widely since it was posted earlier today.

# factcheck - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Trump correct that the Democrats passed laws to separate families at the border? Zero Tolerance

FactCheck: Is Trump correct that the Democrats passed laws to separate families at the border?

Trump has pinned the blame for the controversial practice at the US border on Democrats, but is he right?

# factcheck - Monday 11 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Justin Trudeau's eyebrow fall off during a press conference? All The Facts

FactCheck: Did Justin Trudeau's eyebrow fall off during a press conference?

Footage online appears to show the Canadian Prime Minister’s eyebrow falling off at a live press conference.

# factcheck - Sunday 3 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon? Splitting The Stones

FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks at whether students really do make the sun shine for everyone.

# factcheck - Friday 25 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: The answers to your questions about the Eighth Amendment referendum Eighth Q And A

Q&A: The answers to your questions about the Eighth Amendment referendum

You’ve been submitting your questions – and here are the answers.

# factcheck - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Can the 'hard cases' be dealt with while still retaining the Eighth Amendment? Eighth Q And A

Q&A: Can the 'hard cases' be dealt with while still retaining the Eighth Amendment?

It’s been a big question in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: How many doctors support repeal? Factfind

FactFind: How many doctors support repeal?

There are Doctors for Yes and the Medical Alliance for No – but what are the numbers exactly?

# factcheck - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Has the story of a baby born alive during abortion in Poland opened a debate there? All The Facts

FactCheck: Has the story of a baby born alive during abortion in Poland opened a debate there?

TheLiberal.ie has republished a post from March of two years ago in this last week of the Irish referendum campaign.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Ireland's proposed abortion legislation more extreme than British law? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Ireland's proposed abortion legislation more extreme than British law?

We take a look at a recent claim made about this.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Can the proposed legislation allowing abortion up to 12 weeks be changed in the future? 8info

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.

# factcheck - Thursday 17 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie How do Ireland's proposed abortion laws compare with Europe? The Law

How do Ireland's proposed abortion laws compare with Europe?

It has been compared to the UK, but how does it stack up to other countries?

# factcheck - Sunday 13 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment? Eighth Amendment

Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?

Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.

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