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From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, drinking tea is not a cure for Covid-19 Factcheck

Debunked: No, drinking tea is not a cure for Covid-19

False claims being shared on WhatsApp claim that drinking tea can stop the coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, GPs aren't giving out 'rescue packs' en masse to asthma and COPD sufferers Debunked

Debunked: No, GPs aren't giving out 'rescue packs' en masse to asthma and COPD sufferers

A message that is being shared in WhatsApp groups and on social media contains medical advice that is “not safe” according to one GP.

From TheJournal.ie TheJournal.ie has joined a worldwide project of factcheckers debunking claims about Covid-19 Factcheck

TheJournal.ie has joined a worldwide project of factcheckers debunking claims about Covid-19

We’ll now have access to hundreds of factchecks by other international newsrooms.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Despite what those WhatsApp messages predicted, the country has not gone into lockdown in the past two days Debunked

Debunked: Despite what those WhatsApp messages predicted, the country has not gone into lockdown in the past two days

The Defence Forces have been very busy – but they’re not patrolling the streets.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, gardaí did not ask off-licences to open late on St Patrick's Day to stop house parties Covid19 Facts

Debunked: No, gardaí did not ask off-licences to open late on St Patrick's Day to stop house parties

The claim was made on social media yesterday, but it isn’t true.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, four young people are not in a serious condition in CUH after taking non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs Covid19 Facts

Debunked: No, four young people are not in a serious condition in CUH after taking non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs

The clinical lead for the HSE told TheJournal.ie that such false stories harm our collective action to fight this virus.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, the HSE is not telling people to stockpile food, despite what this WhatsApp message says Factcheck

Debunked: No, the HSE is not telling people to stockpile food, despite what this WhatsApp message says

The rumour has been doing the rounds on WhatsApp in Ireland today.

From TheJournal.ie Got any messages on WhatsApp about coronavirus that sound untrue? Send it to us and we'll check it out Debunked

Got any messages on WhatsApp about coronavirus that sound untrue? Send it to us and we'll check it out

TheJournal.ie is debunking some of the many rumours going around about coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, this tweet saying that all Cheltenham racegoers from Ireland are being put into isolation is not true Covid19 Facts
From TheJournal.ie Debunked: 'No substance whatsoever' to WhatsApp voicenote claiming Ireland is going into 'Status Red' lockdown Rubbish

Debunked: 'No substance whatsoever' to WhatsApp voicenote claiming Ireland is going into 'Status Red' lockdown

The Defence Forces has dismissed the widely-shared message as “irresponsible”.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: No, drinking water every 15 minutes will not protect you from getting the coronavirus Debunked

FactCheck: No, drinking water every 15 minutes will not protect you from getting the coronavirus

That information you’ve heard about drinking water every 15 minutes to protect yourself from Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Department of Education says as of now, it is not ordering all schools to close Coronavirus

Debunked: Department of Education says as of now, it is not ordering all schools to close

Rumours were circulating on WhatsApp and on social media today that all schools nationwide are to be closed.

From TheJournal.ie An image being shared on social media naming schools closing due to Covid-19 is fake: here's why Coronavirus

An image being shared on social media naming schools closing due to Covid-19 is fake: here's why

The image has been circulating following the confirmation of four cases of the virus in Clare.

From TheJournal.ie Yes, it's safe to receive a package from China. No, there are no media blackouts: Exploding myths about Covid-19 Coronavirus

Yes, it's safe to receive a package from China. No, there are no media blackouts: Exploding myths about Covid-19

There are a few common misconceptions around the coronavirus. Here, we take some of them head on.

From TheJournal.ie Why those messages you're getting on WhatsApp about coronavirus cases in Ireland are (probably) not true Debunked

Why those messages you're getting on WhatsApp about coronavirus cases in Ireland are (probably) not true

That WhatsApp message you got might sound believable – but check it out for yourself before sharing it.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Will the government spend more on HAP than on new social housing this year? Factcheck

FactCheck: Will the government spend more on HAP than on new social housing this year?

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin O Broin made the claim on television this week – but is he right?

From TheJournal.ie Factcheck: Will an increase in carbon tax make people in Ireland poorer? Ge2020

Factcheck: Will an increase in carbon tax make people in Ireland poorer?

The claim is contained in Sinn Féin’s election manifesto.

From TheJournal.ie Factchecking the election: Here's how we ranked all the claims made by politicians over the last four weeks Factcheck

Factchecking the election: Here's how we ranked all the claims made by politicians over the last four weeks

We’ve been keeping an eye on the campaign over the last four weeks to sort out the facts from the waffle.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Ireland responsible for just 0.000012% of the world's carbon emissions? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Ireland responsible for just 0.000012% of the world's carbon emissions?

Reducing CO2 emissions is seen as key to resolving the climate crisis – but how much carbon does Ireland produce?

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: No, British English isn't being replaced with Irish English as the EU's working language Factcheck

FactCheck: No, British English isn't being replaced with Irish English as the EU's working language

A satirical article from Luxembourg has been shared thousands of times.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland? Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland?

The way statistics on homelessness are compiled are completely different in the two jurisdictions.

From TheJournal.ie Factfind: How many adults under 30 are still living at home with their parents? Just The Facts

Factfind: How many adults under 30 are still living at home with their parents?

Election candidates have been talking about their plight during the campaign – how big an issue is it?

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Was the FAI's rescue package from the government a 'bailout'? Factcheck

FactCheck: Was the FAI's rescue package from the government a 'bailout'?

Shane Ross insisted the €20m package is not a bailout – but is he right?

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: The claims from the final party leaders' debate of this year's election campaign Factcheck

FactCheck: The claims from the final party leaders' debate of this year's election campaign

We looked at more of the claims made during last night’s last leaders debate.

From TheJournal.ie Factcheck: Does the average person working full-time in Ireland earn €47,000 a year? Factcheck

Factcheck: Does the average person working full-time in Ireland earn €47,000 a year?

The claim was made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Monday night’s debate.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate Ge2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate

Several claims were made about housing supply and homelessness last night. We’ve looked at the main ones.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: The claims made by Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin in the first leaders' debate Ge2020

FactCheck: The claims made by Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin in the first leaders' debate

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin clashed last night in a debate on Virgin Media One. We’ve looked at the main claims.

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.

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