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COVID-19 and excess deaths in Northern Ireland and the world
10 January 2022

What are excess deaths, how is COVID-19 affecting them, and how does Northern Ireland compare to the rest of the world?

There has been a lot of discussion in relation to “excess deaths” and COVID-19. This term is not specific to this pandemic and has been

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FactCheckNI: Editor Role
4 January 2022
FactCheckNI are recruiting an editor! FactCheckNI is Northern Ireland’s first and only dedicated fact-checking service. We investigate claims and publish articles on contemporary and contentious topics.

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Childcare provision in Northern Ireland
8 December 2021

EXPLAINER: Updating FactCheckNI's previous analysis of childcare provision in Northern Ireland with comparison to other UK regions and Ireland.

A recent survey published by Employers For Childcare examined the status of childcare provision in Northern Ireland. This explainer article updates our previous analysis and

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Comparing suicide statistics
24 August 2021

EXPLAINER: Comparing how deaths by suicide are measured across the UK and Ireland

During the pandemic, there have been claims that the number of deaths by suicide has increased, reflecting the acknowledged mental strain experienced by many. FactCheckNI

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How-to: Reverse image search
17 August 2021
Take a brief moment to check viral images online before you share them. This can help stop the spread of misinformation/disinformation. There are many online

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COVID-19 vaccinations: fertility and pregnancy
5 August 2021

EXPLAINER: How do COVID-19 vaccines impact fertility and pregnancy?

The issue of how COVID-19 vaccines may impact fertility and/or pregnancy continues to be live. Health Minister Robin Swann told the Stormont health committee on

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Some suggestions when handling COVID-19 leaflets
30 July 2021
A number of leaflets about COVID-19 vaccines and their safety have been circulating in Northern Ireland. FactCheckNI has previously fact checked many of these claims.

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Pregnancy and COVID-19 vaccines
28 July 2021

Explaining how guidance regarding vaccination against COVID-19 during pregnancy has changed as new research and evidence has emerged

On 16 April 2021, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation advised that all pregnant people should be offered the COVID-19 vaccine at the same

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COVID-19 vaccines and aborted fetuses
27 July 2021

Concerns have been expressed on social media that COVID-19 vaccines are made from aborted fetuses, and some people object to the vaccines on religious and ethical grounds.

UPDATE: This article was updated on 27 July 2021, in response to a query about whether an mRNA vaccine by CureVac uses fetal cell lines

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How-to: Checking online images in Northern Ireland
9 July 2021
In Northern Ireland, where political, social and economic debate is often delineated along lines of perceived communal affiliation, false information and rumours have the potential

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Lateral flow device tests for COVID-19
9 July 2021

Lateral flow tests: their use, false positives and false negatives

Two biological tests are being used in the UK to control the spread of COVID-19: (1) the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR, or PCR)

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Pets and the Northern Ireland Protocol
6 July 2021

Background: worries about Brexit and pets

Before the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, FactCheckNI published a fact check on the claim that pet owners travelling from Northern Ireland