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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 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 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 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 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 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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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?

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?

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.

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?

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.

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?

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?

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.

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?

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?

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