CLAIM: Northern Ireland is the happiest region in the UK. CONCLUSION: The majority of people surveyed by ONS indicated being majority happy with their lives. However, statistically, Northern Ireland has some of the highest rates of mental health...
CLAIM: 77% of working mothers endure some kind of discrimination. CONCLUSION: The claim is misleading. It is correct for mothers in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) but the statistic stated on BBC Radio Ulster does not apply to women...
CLAIM: 41% of those living with HIV in Northern Ireland are heterosexual. CONCLUSION: The claim is accurate. Furthermore, Northern Ireland has observed the fastest growth in diagnoses over the past 10 years, when compared to the average both in...
CLAIM: The United Kingdom has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in Europe. CONCLUSION: True. However, the teenage pregnancy rate in Northern Ireland was the lowest within the British Isles in 2014.
CLAIM: One in four women in Northern Ireland have at some point in their lives have been a victim of domestic violence. CONCLUSION: True. Approximately one in four women in Northern Ireland are estimated to have been victims of domestic violence.
CLAIM: "The health service in Northern Ireland will especially benefit from the requirement for foreigners - including those from the Republic of Ireland - to pay for hospital treatment." - Sammy Wilson, Belfast Telegraph, 19 May 2016 CONCLUSION:...