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TheJournal.ie: Are there really more Polish speakers than Irish speakers in Northern Ireland?

CLAIM: In Northern Ireland, more people speak Polish than speak Irish. CONCLUSION: Mostly false. While the 2011 Census data show more people in Northern...

TheJournal.ie: Did the DUP really never commit to an Irish Language Act?

CLAIM: “The DUP at no point has ever agreed to establish an Irish Language Act with the UK government, with the...

TheJournal.ie: Did the DUP really never commit to an Irish Language Act?

Is Northern Ireland the happiest part of the UK?

CLAIM: Northern Ireland is the happiest region in the UK. CONCLUSION: The majority of people surveyed by ONS...

Is Northern Ireland the happiest part of the UK?

Who opens and closes interface gates?

CLAIM: Gates at interface barriers on Shankill and Falls roads are shut every evening at 6 pm. CONCLUSION: One gate...

Who opens and closes interface gates?

Do 77% of mothers face discrimination at work?

CLAIM: 77% of working mothers endure some kind of discrimination. CONCLUSION: The claim is misleading. It is correct...

Do 77% of mothers face discrimination at work?