Have 1 in 4 LGBT persons attempted suicide?

CLAIM: Within the LGBT community, 25% have attempted suicide.

CONCLUSION: ACCURATE. The claim is true in line with other surveys with LGBT respondents in the UK and Ireland. The Rainbow Project survey figure of 4% of LGBT people attempting suicide in the prior year is also consistent with surveys by other organisations. Continue reading Have 1 in 4 LGBT persons attempted suicide?

Do Northern Ireland pets need passports for Ireland?

CLAIM: Pet owners travelling from Northern Ireland to Ireland require “EU pet passports”.

CONCLUSION: ACCURATE. This includes your pet being marked by a transponder (microchip) and vaccinated against rabies. There are presently no border checks for pets (as official policy); however it is uncertain what regulations will apply post-Brexit. Continue reading Do Northern Ireland pets need passports for Ireland?