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Do 25 of NI’s 27 main ‘economic hubs’ have creaking water and sewage infrastructure that is holding back development?
4 May 2022
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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Economic effects of the Northern Ireland Protocol
8 February 2022
While economic models are a recognised way of using simple frameworks to illustrate complex processes, they are often based on assumptions and are ultimately tested

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Europe

Is what Northern Ireland buys from Great Britain four times more valuable than from Ireland?
27 January 2022
This claim is accurate. In 2019, the ratio of the estimated total value of Northern Ireland purchases from Great Britain (£13.4bn) to purchases from Ireland

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Law

Does the Northern Ireland protocol require certain aspects of EU law to apply in Northern Ireland and can this only happen if they are incorporated into Northern Ireland law?
23 September 2021
Certain aspects of EU law do still apply in Northern Ireland as a result of the Protocol, but these do not have to be incorporated

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Health

COVID-19 vaccines and aborted fetuses
27 July 2021
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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Peace

Do the DOJ and NIO joint fund an £8 million a year programme to engage directly with paramilitary organisations?
9 June 2021
The cross-department Executive Programme for Tackling Paramilitary Activity and Organised Crime receives funds from the Northern Ireland Executive, and is not jointly funded by the

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Europe

Can 45 NI Assembly members vote together to revoke and remove the Northern Ireland Protocol?
18 May 2021
The Assembly cannot simply vote and “the Protocol goes”. By December 2024, the Assembly will vote on whether to continue with or withdraw consent for

Health

Did 33 people die by suicide during the first week of September 2020 in Northern Ireland?
10 September 2020
This claim is unsubstantiated. There are no official statistics or evidence to support the claim that 33 people died by suicide in Northern Ireland (or

Economy

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Do over 95% of south Belfast residents own their own home?
5 December 2019
This claim is inaccurate. The 2011 Census shows that the Belfast South constituency recorded 56.1% of homes being owned outright or owned with a mortgage

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Peace

Were 90% of those who died during “the Troubles” killed by paramilitaries?
30 November 2019
Statistics about killings during the Troubles suggest that 87% of killings were perpetrated by paramilitary groupings, with the figure falling to 85% if evidence to

Economy

Has the DUP brought an extra £1bn?
7 August 2019
This claim is accurate. The £1bn is specific to the jurisdiction of Northern Ireland and is in addition to funding pledged as a result of

Peace

Does no one in Mid Ulster speak Irish?
30 March 2019
This claim is inaccurate. 440 people living in the local government district spoke Irish as their first language, according to the 2011 Census. 22,986 people