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How is the NI Protocol affecting the local cost of living?

21 June 2022

Several claims have been made about devastating effects of the Protocol on the cost of living in NI. Claims such as the Protocol “is adding

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Do 140 people per year die while fishing in Irish waters?

16 June 2022

CLAIM: Approximately 120 to 140 people die while fishing in Ireland.

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On BBC Radio Ulster’s show Good Morning Ulster on June 7, during a discussion about deaths during the Isle of Man TT, former road racer

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When is 40.3 not higher than 39.6?

8 June 2022

CLAIM: The nationalist vote in Northern Ireland has not increased since 1998. RATING: Accurate? Inaccurate? Neither? Maybe a little bit of everything? Most of the

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Are 40,000 people in NI on the Housing Executive waiting list, with 30,000 of those in housing stress?

18 May 2022

CLAIM: Over 40,000 people in Northern Ireland are on the Housing Executive waiting list - with 30,000 of them in ‘housing stress’ - yet only around 2,000 social or affordable homes are built each year.

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The Ulster Unionist Party manifesto for the 2022 Assembly Election says: “Unfortunately, over 40,000 people in Northern Ireland are on the NI Housing Executive (NIHE)

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The NI Protocol: what power do local MLAs have?

16 May 2022

The NI Protocol means that Northern Ireland remains in the EU’s single market for goods – unlike England, Scotland and Wales. It was agreed by

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Environment

Do 25 of NI’s 27 main ‘economic hubs’ have creaking water and sewage infrastructure that is holding back development?

4 May 2022

CLAIM: The DUP’s manifesto claims that 25 of NI’s 27 economic hub towns have compromised water infrastructure - with only 12 set to see investment by 2027.

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The DUP manifesto for the 2022 Assembly election claims: “The crisis in available water and sewerage capacity in Northern Ireland is curtailing economic investment and

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