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Do our primary pupils receive least per child?

CLAIM: “For every child coming into school in Northern Ireland, they are getting much less than their counterparts in other regions of the United...

Do a third of graduates return to Northern Ireland?

CLAIM: “…a third of young people from Northern Ireland who go to university travel outside Northern Ireland,...

Do a third of graduates return to Northern Ireland?

Does Northern Ireland sell 60% of its goods to Great Britain?

CLAIM: 60% of sales from Northern Ireland go to Great Britain. CONCLUSION: Accurate; however the true figure is...

Does Northern Ireland sell 60% of its goods to Great Britain?

Were there over 29,000 cases of domestic violence and abuse in 2016-17?

CLAIM: Over 29,000 incidents of domestic violence and abuse took place in Northern Ireland in 2017. CONCLUSION:...

Were there over 29,000 cases of domestic violence and abuse in 2016-17?

Is there majority support for marriage equality?

CLAIM: Seventy percent of people in Northern Ireland and the majority of its Assembly Members support marriage...

Is there majority support for marriage equality?