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How much do MLAs earn (or not)?

CLAIM: Progressive Politics NI claimed that MLAs were paid "nearly £2.2 million" in salaries up to 3rd September 2017. CONCLUSION: Broadly accurate. The...

Full Fact: How many women leave Northern Ireland to have an abortion in Britain?

CLAIM: Figures published ahead of the Irish referendum on abortion show only 43 women came from Ireland to have an...

Full Fact: How many women leave Northern Ireland to have an abortion in Britain?

Did a large rock fall onto the Antrim coast road?

CLAIM: There was a rock fall on the Antrim coast road on 9 August 2017. CONCLUSION: False. The image is a cropped...

Did a large rock fall onto the Antrim coast road?

Is there a UDA-DUP 'Brothers-in-Arms' mural?

Claim: There is a new ‘Brothers-in-Arms’ mural in Belfast depicting a partnership between the UDA and the...

Is there a UDA-DUP 'Brothers-in-Arms' mural?

Do 30,000 people cross Ireland-Northern Ireland border daily?

CLAIM: 30,000 people cross Ireland-Northern Ireland border daily. CONCLUSION: Accurate. Indeed, this may be a low...

Do 30,000 people cross Ireland-Northern Ireland border daily?