CLAIM: Only the Irish language is banned in courts in Northern Ireland. CONCLUSION: False. English is the working language of court proceedings in Northern Ireland; interpretation and translation services are provided for those who do not speak...
CLAIM: There are 208 border crossings between Ireland and Northern Ireland. CONCLUSION: Unproven. It is extremely difficult to accurately establish the exact number of border crossings, as many informal routes have been established since border...
CLAIM: Jeremy Corbyn walked in a paramilitary funeral procession. CONCLUSION: False. The image of Corbyn was altered and then overlaid onto a video image still.
Claim: There is a new ‘Brothers-in-Arms’ mural in Belfast depicting a partnership between the UDA and the DUP. Conclusion: The claim is false. There is no 'Brothers-in-Arms' UDA-DUP mural in Belfast.
CLAIM: The Irish News wrote that a funding cut places hundreds of youth work posts at risk. CONCLUSION: There is no evidence of any cut, nor any proposed cut. Yet there is uncertainty about continued funding, for this and other programmes, in...
CLAIM: “The DUP at no point has ever agreed to establish an Irish Language Act with the UK government, with the Irish government, with Sinn Féin or anybody else.” CONCLUSION: The claim is accurate: The St Andrew's Agreement committed the UK...
CLAIM: Gates at interface barriers on Shankill and Falls roads are shut every evening at 6 pm. CONCLUSION: One gate in the Shankill and Falls road is closed at 6 pm -- at Townsend Street. Other gates in this area close at other times...
CLAIM: The voting results from Northern Ireland of the EU referendum compels the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to call a border boll. CONCLUSION: False. The Secretary of State may bring forth a border poll when presented with evidence...
CLAIM: More residents want peace walls to stay. CONCLUSION: While the findings from the 2015 survey are mixed, as they have also been in previous studies, there is some evidence that relationships between single identity communities along peace...