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Peace

Do most UUP voters intend to transfer to nationalist parties ahead of other unionists in the May elections?
6 April 2022
Only 7% of UUP voters plan to switch to a nationalist party first, according to the survey. While 31% say their first move will be

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Peace

Are 75% of non-voters in Northern Ireland pro-Union?
16 November 2021
This claim is accurate with consideration. The claim that three-quarters of non-voters in Northern Ireland are pro-Union is based on evidence from a research survey

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The electoral register and the 10-year canvass
2 March 2021
What is the electoral register? The Electoral Commission describes the electoral register as “a record of the names and addresses of people eligible to vote

Elections

Must the next electoral canvass be done by 2023?
2 March 2021
Legislation lists the years in which a canvass must be completed. It is specific that a canvass is due in 2021, with the subsequent one

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Peace

Was British Army General Robert Ross the last man to attack the US Capitol?
12 January 2021
This claim is inaccurate. Since the burning of the US Capitol in August 1814, during the War of 1812, there have been four notable further

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Health

Fighting a fire blindfolded? COVID-19 testing in Northern Ireland
8 April 2020
by Jenny McENEANEY for FactCheckNI (8 April 2020) “You cannot fight a fire blindfolded… test, test, test.” That’s a summary of the World Health Organization’s

Environment

Did only the Green Party support an EPA?
25 February 2020
During the Review of Public Administration (June 2002-March 2006), three political parties — Alliance, Green Party, and the SDLP — pledged support for an independent

Elections

Are there only DUP members in the House of Lords?
8 January 2020
This claim is easily disproved. There are at least 11 peers currently in the House of Lords who are, or were, members of a Northern

News

Lies and democracy: Who are the truth tellers?
9 December 2019
by Allan LEONARD for FactCheckNI (6 December 2019) As part of the annual general meeting of NICVA, the umbrella body of the voluntary and community

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News

PRESS STATEMENT: FactCheckNI shares tips to help voters spot bad information online ahead of Election Day
3 December 2019
FactCheckNI, Northern Ireland’s first and only dedicated fact-checking organisation, has published a new election toolkit to help voters spot bad and misleading information online. Working

Economy

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Elections

Are only 3 out of 12 regions net contributors to the UK Treasury?
25 November 2019
This claim is accurate. Data from the ONS showed that only three regions of the UK – London, the southeast and the east of England

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