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How common is HIV among heterosexuals?

CLAIM: 41% of those living with HIV in Northern Ireland are heterosexual. CONCLUSION: The claim is accurate. Furthermore, Northern Ireland has observed the...

Does Northern Ireland have a high teenage pregnancy rate?

CLAIM: The United Kingdom has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in Europe. CONCLUSION: True. However, the...

Does Northern Ireland have a high teenage pregnancy rate?

Is there a high level of support for restorative justice?

CLAIM: There is a high level of public support for restorative justice as a method of dealing with young...

Is there a high level of support for restorative justice?

Has low childcare provision caused a low female employment rate?

CLAIM: Low childcare provision contributes to low levels of female employment in Northern Ireland. CONCLUSION: The...

Has low childcare provision caused a low female employment rate?

Do half of freed criminals reoffend within a year?

CLAIM: "Almost half of criminals released from prison in Northern Ireland went on to re-offend within 12 months of...

Do half of freed criminals reoffend within a year?