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Debunked: No, the government can't vaccinate the children of unmarried parents 'by decree'
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Debunked: No, the government can't vaccinate the children of unmarried parents 'by decree'

Jul 22nd 2021, 6:00 AM 15,148 Views 0 Comments

Legal experts said the claim is a complete misrepresentation of the law.

FactFind: Is Ireland leading the EU vaccine race?
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FactFind: Is Ireland leading the EU vaccine race?

Jul 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 63,096 Views 0 Comments

A tweet by the Taoiseach lacked some context on exactly how well Ireland is performing.

Debunked: A claim that Australian students were 'accidentally' vaccinated is missing context
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Debunked: A claim that Australian students were 'accidentally' vaccinated is missing context

Jul 17th 2021, 11:00 AM 25,401 Views 0 Comments

An “error” led to around 160 students receiving the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine,.

Debunked: No, 82% of women vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first third of pregnancy don't miscarry
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Debunked: No, 82% of women vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first third of pregnancy don't miscarry

Jul 16th 2021, 7:49 PM 22,420 Views 0 Comments

The claim has circulated widely on social media in recent weeks.

Debunked: Misleading Covid vaccine claims in Dolores Cahill's by-election leaflet
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Debunked: Misleading Covid vaccine claims in Dolores Cahill's by-election leaflet

Jul 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 84,944 Views 0 Comments
  • Dolores Cahill claimed in a by-election leaflet that mRNA vaccines "have never been approved". This is untrue, Orla Dwyer reports.
  • Cahill also made a misleading claim about deaths associated with vaccine clinical trials.
  • Cahill was a candidate in the Dublin Bay South by-election. She was eliminated on the third count.
Debunked: A claim which describes 'major concerns' about the AstraZeneca vaccine is misleading
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Debunked: A claim which describes 'major concerns' about the AstraZeneca vaccine is misleading

Jul 10th 2021, 1:00 PM 32,653 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been shared on Facebook.

Debunked: No, the Covid-19 vaccine figures don't include missed appointments
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Debunked: No, the Covid-19 vaccine figures don't include missed appointments

Jul 9th 2021, 4:35 PM 11,258 Views 0 Comments

An independent TD claimed that the official vaccine figures refer to the number of appointments made rather than doses administered.

FactCheck: No, a Covid-19 vaccine will not make your arm magnetic
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FactCheck: No, a Covid-19 vaccine will not make your arm magnetic

Jul 6th 2021, 6:30 PM 26,554 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been shared widely online.

Debunked: No, EU and US databases do not show that thousands of people have died from Covid-19 vaccines
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Debunked: No, EU and US databases do not show that thousands of people have died from Covid-19 vaccines

Jul 4th 2021, 9:00 AM 36,878 Views 0 Comments

Claims which rely on the EudraVigilance and VAERS databases are often misleading.

FactCheck: Is Ireland one of the only countries in Europe without indoor dining?
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FactCheck: Is Ireland one of the only countries in Europe without indoor dining?

Jun 29th 2021, 10:10 PM 100,466 Views 0 Comments

The claim was first made last Friday. The Journal FactCheck finds it to be true.

Debunked: No, you won't develop skin cancer from wearing sunglasses
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Debunked: No, you won't develop skin cancer from wearing sunglasses

Jun 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,848 Views 0 Comments

A social media claim is wrongly saying that sunglasses are harmful.

FactCheck: No, these claims in an anti-mask leaflet delivered to homes aren't true
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FactCheck: No, these claims in an anti-mask leaflet delivered to homes aren't true

Jun 19th 2021, 6:30 AM 19,806 Views 0 Comments

A leaflet by Anti-Corruption Ireland contains a list of false statements about masks and their effectiveness.

Debunked: Yes, coronavirus antibodies protect against 'infection of the lung'
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Debunked: Yes, coronavirus antibodies protect against 'infection of the lung'

Jun 18th 2021, 6:00 AM 23,438 Views 14 Comments

A video shared online claimed that because antibodies produced as a result of the vaccine are in the blood, they don’t protect against Covid infection. This is false.

Debunked: No, the army hasn't been drafted in to 'forcibly' vaccinate prisoners
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Debunked: No, the army hasn't been drafted in to 'forcibly' vaccinate prisoners

Jun 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 8,087 Views 0 Comments

Vaccines are being rolled out on a prison-by-prison basis and jabs are administered by National Ambulance Service staff.

'A distorted perspective': How anti-lockdown groups are using data to downplay the impact of Covid-19
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'A distorted perspective': How anti-lockdown groups are using data to downplay the impact of Covid-19

Jun 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 25,364 Views 0 Comments
  • Anti-lockdown accounts on social media often leave out important context or misconstrue data to argue that the pandemic is not real.
  • A disinformation professor at DCU says online misinformation often draws on "a grain of truth" - and then distorts it.
  • Lauren Boland breaks down the official statistics and how you can find the facts.
Debunked: Claims by an ex-Pfizer employee about Covid-19 and vaccines are false and misleading
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Debunked: Claims by an ex-Pfizer employee about Covid-19 and vaccines are false and misleading

May 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 117,666 Views 0 Comments

Mike Yeadon is regularly cited by anti-lockdown groups.

Debunked: Messages shared on WhatsApp claim that scammers are calling people with their HSE data
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Debunked: Messages shared on WhatsApp claim that scammers are calling people with their HSE data

May 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 100,929 Views 0 Comments

Different versions of the message have appeared in recent days.

FactCheck: No, insurance policies aren't 'null and void' if you receive a Covid-19 vaccine
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FactCheck: No, insurance policies aren't 'null and void' if you receive a Covid-19 vaccine

May 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 26,702 Views 6 Comments

The claims about insurance cover were included in a video on Dolores Cahill’s Facebook page.

Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines didn't 'skip' or 'fail' animal trials
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Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines didn't 'skip' or 'fail' animal trials

May 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 15,513 Views 0 Comments

All four vaccines approved for use in Ireland have been tested on animals as well as humans.

Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading
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Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading

May 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 26,572 Views 0 Comments

The claims have been made in recent weeks.

FactFind: Information on suspected reactions to Covid-19 vaccines isn't being hidden - here's how can you find it
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FactFind: Information on suspected reactions to Covid-19 vaccines isn't being hidden - here's how can you find it

May 8th 2021, 6:00 PM 66,006 Views 0 Comments

A recent article in the Westmeath Topic, which was reshared by other users on social media, suggested that this information is being hidden.

Debunked: No, Eamon Ryan's nephew was not awarded a bike hire contract in Offaly
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Debunked: No, Eamon Ryan's nephew was not awarded a bike hire contract in Offaly

May 7th 2021, 3:04 PM 10,686 Views 0 Comments

The misleading article was widely shared on social media before it was removed by Gript.

FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists
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FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists

May 6th 2021, 6:10 AM 34,020 Views 0 Comments

The annual fundraiser by Pieta House is going ahead this weekend, despite anti-lockdown activists announcing an alternative event for that date.

FactCheck: Yes, Black people are disproportionately affected by fatal US police shootings
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FactCheck: Yes, Black people are disproportionately affected by fatal US police shootings

Apr 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 16,738 Views 0 Comments

Black people are fatally shot by US police at a higher rate than white people relative to their proportion of the population.

Debunked: Misleading post gives inaccurate reflection of Ireland's excess mortality during Covid-19 pandemic
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Debunked: Misleading post gives inaccurate reflection of Ireland's excess mortality during Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 28th 2021, 6:30 PM 22,463 Views 0 Comments

The post has been seen more than 20,000 times on Facebook.

Debunked: No, Professor Luke O'Neill didn't refuse a Covid vaccine because he 'didn't want' one
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Debunked: No, Professor Luke O'Neill didn't refuse a Covid vaccine because he 'didn't want' one

Apr 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 102,327 Views 0 Comments

O’Neill has said he will take any vaccine offered to him – when he is eligible for one.

The Explainer: From influencers to QAnon - how misinformation changed in Ireland over the past year
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The Explainer: From influencers to QAnon - how misinformation changed in Ireland over the past year

Apr 15th 2021, 6:30 PM 7,031 Views 0 Comments

From WhatsApp messages to conspiracy theories, we explore how misinformation has evolved over the last 12 months.

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine
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Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine

Apr 13th 2021, 7:58 PM 41,088 Views 0 Comments

The claim was circulated on WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook this week.

FactCheck: No, the Tánaiste did not say lockdown would continue 'indefinitely'
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FactCheck: No, the Tánaiste did not say lockdown would continue 'indefinitely'

Mar 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 24,938 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar was talking about the Zero Covid strategy and mandatory hotel quarantine.

FactCheck: Is the medication ivermectin an alternative to Covid-19 vaccines?
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FactCheck: Is the medication ivermectin an alternative to Covid-19 vaccines?

Mar 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 48,937 Views 0 Comments

A lot of studies are being carried out into whether the anti-parasitic drug could be used to treat Covid-19.

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

Mar 12th 2021, 6:00 AM 67,465 Views 0 Comments

Several posts on social media have tried to play down the need for lockdowns by pointing to excess deaths.

Debunked: No, all Direct Provision residents at Mosney are not receiving vaccine ahead of priority schedule
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Debunked: No, all Direct Provision residents at Mosney are not receiving vaccine ahead of priority schedule

Mar 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 12,450 Views 0 Comments

The HSE is still working through the first four cohorts in the sequencing list.

FactCheck: Misleading Covid-19 claims in a leaflet made by three political parties
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FactCheck: Misleading Covid-19 claims in a leaflet made by three political parties

Mar 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 76,091 Views 17 Comments

The leaflet was produced by Renua, the Irish Freedom Party and Direct Democracy Ireland.

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

Feb 26th 2021, 8:31 PM 26,133 Views 0 Comments

Unions have called for regular rapid testing as part of the re-opening of schools next month.

Debunked: No, People Before Profit has not organised a 'pro-lockdown' rally
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Debunked: No, People Before Profit has not organised a 'pro-lockdown' rally

Feb 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,725 Views 0 Comments

A false flyer advertising a pro-lockdown rally has been incorrectly attributed to People Before Profit and Le Chéile.

FactFind: What are Covid-19 vaccines effective at preventing?
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FactFind: What are Covid-19 vaccines effective at preventing?

Feb 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 19,852 Views 0 Comments

A social media post has drawn incorrect conclusions to suggest that Covid-19 vaccines are ineffective.

FactCheck: No, this photo of a massive crowd in Bucharest does not show a protest against Covid-19 restrictions
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FactCheck: No, this photo of a massive crowd in Bucharest does not show a protest against Covid-19 restrictions

Feb 24th 2021, 4:48 PM 30,485 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts have falsely described a photo from Romania in 2017 as a recent anti-restrictions protest.

Debunked: No, this impressive photo of a mountain isn't from Donegal
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Debunked: No, this impressive photo of a mountain isn't from Donegal

Feb 19th 2021, 5:53 PM 5,988 Views 0 Comments

A photo of mountain with unusual clouds above it has been mistakenly labelled as Mount Errigal in Donegal.

FactCheck: Covid-19 claims shared on a LED display driven around a number of locations in Ireland are false
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FactCheck: Covid-19 claims shared on a LED display driven around a number of locations in Ireland are false

Feb 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 53,191 Views 0 Comments

Messages flashed on an LED display beside roads are spreading misinformation about Covid-19.

Debunked: No, an FOI request did not show that RTÉ 'took orders' from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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Debunked: No, an FOI request did not show that RTÉ 'took orders' from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Feb 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 35,303 Views 0 Comments

A post on Facebook suggests that the broadcaster received money from a number of international groups.

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