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From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago? General Practice

FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago?

Minister Regina Doherty made the claim during a recent interview.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Has Fine Gael's Regina Doherty ensured waiting staff are legally entitled to 100% of their tips? Waiting Staff

FactCheck: Has Fine Gael's Regina Doherty ensured waiting staff are legally entitled to 100% of their tips?

The claim was criticised by Sinn Féin who called it “false and misleading”.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Paschal Donohoe meet any individual insurance company in the midst of the insurance crisis? Ge2020

FactCheck: Did Paschal Donohoe meet any individual insurance company in the midst of the insurance crisis?

Minister of State Michael D’Arcy said Minister Donohoe has met with the firms, Michael McGrath says he was told otherwise – but who is right?

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Does this image show an Iranian ballistic missile launch? Missile Attacks

FactCheck: Does this image show an Iranian ballistic missile launch?

Iran launched missile attacks on military bases housing US troops last night – but was this one of the missiles?

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016? Factcheck

FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016?

The Taoiseach has claimed the price of insurance is going down – but is he right?

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Arlene Foster bring an Irish passport to the polling station? DUP

FactCheck: Did Arlene Foster bring an Irish passport to the polling station?

The claim has been circulating around Twitter and Facebook with a close-up image of the burgundy passport.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: How many homes is the Irish government actually building every year? Rebuilding Ireland

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?

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Would a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy automatically spark an election? Factcheck

FactCheck: Would a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy automatically spark an election?

The claim has been made since the motion was tabled by the Social Democrats last week.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: No, hundreds of thousands of Irish people were not sold as slaves in the 17th century Irish History

FactCheck: No, hundreds of thousands of Irish people were not sold as slaves in the 17th century

Posts on social media have stated that Irish ‘slaves’ were treated as poorly as African slaves during this period.

From TheJournal.ie TheJournal.ie's toolkit for spotting false news Factcheck

TheJournal.ie's toolkit for spotting false news

Here are some simple practical tools anyone can use to identify misinformation.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are farmers protesting outside Leinster House this week? Beef

Explainer: Why are farmers protesting outside Leinster House this week?

A deal was brokered and a task force established – so why are there still protests?

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What is antibiotic resistance and why should we be concerned about it? Podcast

The Explainer: What is antibiotic resistance and why should we be concerned about it?

It’s here in Ireland, and we look at why.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What's the story with RTÉ's finances at the moment? Podcast

The Explainer: What's the story with RTÉ's finances at the moment?

We take a look at the issues it has been having with its finances, and what it is planning to do about this.

From TheJournal.ie World Bank says remittance estimates from Ireland to Nigeria are not reliable Nigeria

World Bank says remittance estimates from Ireland to Nigeria are not reliable

There is an “urgent need” to improve such data collection, the organisation said.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: No, €3.5 billion was not sent to Nigeria by people living in Ireland over the past eight years Factcheck

FactCheck: No, €3.5 billion was not sent to Nigeria by people living in Ireland over the past eight years

The claim was made by independent TD Noel Grealish in the Dáil yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'? Explainer

Explainer: What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'?

Recognition of the killings as ‘genocide’ is the subject of a dispute between Turkey and Armenia.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Will there be checks between the North and the UK after Brexit? Boris Johnson

FactCheck: Will there be checks between the North and the UK after Brexit?

Boris Johnson made the claim in the House of Commons.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Nuala O'Loan corrects claim made on Morning Ireland that 90% of abortions a result of morning after pill Factcheck

FactCheck: Nuala O'Loan corrects claim made on Morning Ireland that 90% of abortions a result of morning after pill

The former NI Police Ombudsman made the comments in a Morning Ireland interview yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year? Explainer

Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?

The first ceremonies could take place on the week of Valentine’s Day 2020.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: So what's actually in this new Brexit deal? Podcast

The Explainer: So what's actually in this new Brexit deal?

We take a look at everything Brexit-related that happened this week, and what it all means.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Has the British government removed the right to Irish citizenship from those in the North? Good Friday Agreement

FactCheck: Has the British government removed the right to Irish citizenship from those in the North?

The claim was made by Sinn Féin following a UK Tribunal ruling this week.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: '1ml is euphoric, 2ml and you go under': Number of G overdoses increases by 75% Chemsex

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.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card? Podcast

The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card?

It’s a saga that has been rumbling on for years – but what exactly is it all about?

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Will Northern Ireland drivers have to display GB stickers on their vehicles if driving in Ireland? Road Traffic Laws

FactCheck: Will Northern Ireland drivers have to display GB stickers on their vehicles if driving in Ireland?

The claim surfaced in the media this week as a result of information published on the UK government’s website.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: The British parliament is being prorogued - but could the queen have refused? Constitutional Crisis

Explainer: The British parliament is being prorogued - but could the queen have refused?

Rory Stewart said before that if parliament was prorogued, he would help organise an alternative parliament.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Dominic Raab frequently raise the risk of a no-deal Brexit during the referendum campaign? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Dominic Raab frequently raise the risk of a no-deal Brexit during the referendum campaign?

The UK foreign secretary made the statement on BBC Radio 4 on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is 90% of Ireland's trade with the UK, as a former British trade minister claimed? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is 90% of Ireland's trade with the UK, as a former British trade minister claimed?

Digby Jones made the claim on Twitter at the weekend when discussing the impact of a no deal Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Trump's false claims about Congresswoman Omar in continuing feud Factcheck

FactCheck: Trump's false claims about Congresswoman Omar in continuing feud

Donald Trump has made several claims about Omar recently.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are 20% of personal injury insurance claims in Ireland fraudulent or exaggerated? Factcheck

FactCheck: Are 20% of personal injury insurance claims in Ireland fraudulent or exaggerated?

Members of the insurance industry have claimed that fraud is part of the reason for high premium costs.

From TheJournal.ie Factcheck: Are horns growing on young people's skulls because of mobile phone use? Factcheck

Factcheck: Are horns growing on young people's skulls because of mobile phone use?

The scientific journal that published this recent study said it is now looking into issues regarding the paper.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Were media reports that a 17-year-old Dutch rape victim was euthanised correct? Factcheck

FactCheck: Were media reports that a 17-year-old Dutch rape victim was euthanised correct?

A story that a 17-year-old rape victim had been euthanised was reported by media organisations across the world.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did 'big crowds' gather in support of Trump during his UK state visit? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did 'big crowds' gather in support of Trump during his UK state visit?

On Twitter, Donald Trump claimed that big crowds gathered to support him during his state visit to the UK.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: No, 'child marriages' will not be recognised in Ireland following the divorce referendum Factcheck

FactCheck: No, 'child marriages' will not be recognised in Ireland following the divorce referendum

A claim circulating on social media said that the divorce referendum could mean child brides are recognised in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Does cannabis legalisation cause 'exponential' increases in the use of the drug? Decriminalisation

FactCheck: Does cannabis legalisation cause 'exponential' increases in the use of the drug?

The claim was made earlier this week by GP Dr Ray Walley in debate on cannabis legalisation.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did a top EU official say 'Northern Ireland is the price to pay for Brexit'? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did a top EU official say 'Northern Ireland is the price to pay for Brexit'?

The claim was made in a video shared from a pro-unionist Twitter account.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Will children aged 4 and under be taught about masturbation if the sex education bill becomes law? Factcheck

FactCheck: Will children aged 4 and under be taught about masturbation if the sex education bill becomes law?

The claim was made by a Renua local election candidate.

From TheJournal.ie Spotted a dodgy claim or a dubious statistic? TheJournal.ie is factchecking the European elections with 18 other newsrooms Factcheck

Spotted a dodgy claim or a dubious statistic? TheJournal.ie is factchecking the European elections with 18 other newsrooms

We want our readers to help us factcheck these European elections.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did the German parliament approve the Irish budget in 2011? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the German parliament approve the Irish budget in 2011?

Irexit Party leader and European election candidate Hermann Kelly claimed that the German Bundestag approved the Irish Budget in 2011 before the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Nigel Farage coin the phrase ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Nigel Farage coin the phrase ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’?

Nigel Farage has claimed that he used the phase repeatedly during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Could the new royal baby become President of the United States? Reaching High

FactCheck: Could the new royal baby become President of the United States?

It’s all a question of being ‘natural born”.

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