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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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Russian TV refuse to show Ireland's Eurovision entry over gay themes? Factcheck
From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Here's how many women and girls travel to the UK for abortions 8th Amendment This post contains videos

Q&A: Here's how many women and girls travel to the UK for abortions

More than 170,000 females have travelled to another country for a termination since 1980.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Does abortion increase the risk of a woman developing breast cancer? Factcheck

FactCheck: Does abortion increase the risk of a woman developing breast cancer?

A paid-for advertisement on Facebook is surfacing on Irish user pages, claiming this is the case. We examine the evidence.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: How are abortions carried out? Can a foetus feel pain? Termination

Q&A: How are abortions carried out? Can a foetus feel pain?

It depends on a number of factors, including how far along the pregnancy is.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here's what the proposed legislation says about abortion up to six months Factcheck

Explainer: Here's what the proposed legislation says about abortion up to six months

New billboards launched this week have raised questions about access to terminations after 12 weeks if the Eighth Amendment is repealed.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are 1 in 5 babies in England aborted? Eighth Referendum

FactCheck: Are 1 in 5 babies in England aborted?

We look at the facts behind a Save the 8th campaign poster.

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