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 100,000 adults in Northern Ireland who have no home. CONCLUSION: Misleading headline from estimated data. The figure is based on estimations of incomplete data and does not distinguish between statutory and “potential hidden...
CLAIM: There are 12,500 millionaires living in Northern Ireland. CONCLUSION: Unproven. The information published by Barclays Wealth & Investments contains proprietary data and cannot be checked. There is also a lack of official data on wealth in...
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: “For every child coming into school in Northern Ireland, they are getting much less than their counterparts in other regions of the United Kingdom.” CONCLUSION: Correct with consideration. Public expenditure on pre-primary and primary...
CLAIM: “…a third of young people from Northern Ireland who go to university travel outside Northern Ireland, mainly to the North West of England and Scotland, and only a third of those who graduate return back home.” CONCLUSION: Accurate....
CLAIM: 60% of sales from Northern Ireland go to Great Britain. CONCLUSION: Accurate; however the true figure is closer to 56%.
CLAIM: Over 29,000 incidents of domestic violence and abuse took place in Northern Ireland in 2017. CONCLUSION: Accurate.
CLAIM: Seventy percent of people in Northern Ireland and the majority of its Assembly Members support marriage equality for LGBT couples. CONCLUSION: Accurate.
CLAIM: All taxis can use bus lanes in many cities in Ireland and the UK. CONCLUSION: Partly accurate. True in Ireland, but most UK cities only allow public taxis access, not private-hire cars.
CLAIM: Progressive Politics NI claimed that MLAs were paid "nearly £2.2 million" in salaries up to 3rd September 2017. CONCLUSION: Broadly accurate. The annual salary of an MLA is £49,500. For the period covered by the claim (13/3-13/9/2017),...
CLAIM: Figures published ahead of the Irish referendum on abortion show only 43 women came from Ireland to have an abortion in England last year. CONCLUSION: Incorrect. 3,265 women living in Ireland came to England and Wales for an abortion in...
CLAIM: There was a rock fall on the Antrim coast road on 9 August 2017. CONCLUSION: False. The image is a cropped version of one published in a local American newspaper, reporting on a rock fall that took place in Lawrence County, Ohio, on 10...
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.