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Changes in the Highway Code in Northern Ireland
1 February 2022
Facebook Groups like the Ulster Roadwatch Community, newspapers like The Impartial Reporter, and the BBC News website have been sharing information inferring that the changes

Europe

Are ‘extra months’ on pre-Brexit UK passports no longer valid?
30 September 2021
British passports used to visit the European Union or the Schengen Area following the end of the Brexit transition period must be less than 10

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Pets and the Northern Ireland Protocol
6 July 2021
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

Europe

Are UK passports produced by non-UK companies?
9 March 2021
The new (blue) UK passport is produced by Thales Group (headquartered in France). However, passports will be personalised with the holder’s details in the UK.

Health

Is there a greater chance of a motorcyclist aged 67 dying as a motorcyclist than being affected by COVID-19?
13 January 2021
Data shows that there have been no motorcyclists of Sammy Wilson MP’s age who have died as a result of a motorcycle collision in Northern

Health

Is there a greater chance of dying by being hit by a bus than by COVID-19?
12 November 2020
This claim is not accurate. The probability of a randomly selected resident of Great Britain dying from January to October 2020, with COVID-19 mentioned on

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Peace

Do more than 700,000 born in Northern Ireland have an Irish passport?
5 March 2020
831,779 Irish passport applications (2010-19) represents 44.7% of the Northern Ireland-born population living in the UK at the time of the 2011 Censuses. On the

Economy

The worst train and bus operators in the UK?
2 August 2019
None of the public transport companies listed covered Northern Ireland, so it was a Great Britain-only analysis. Tempcover have now corrected this error on their

Economy

Is Derry/Londonderry rail service substandard?
18 July 2019
FactCheckNI interprets “substandard” as “less frequency and access”. Of the six claims made, four are accurate, one is accurate with consideration (there are fewer trains

Economy

Six minutes to clear security screening at George Best Belfast City Airport?
16 July 2019
This claim is unsubstantiated. As a private company with no regulatory requirement to share detailed information, the airport chooses not to reveal detailed data that

Economy

25% reduction in public transport journey times?
9 July 2019
The current journey time between Dundonald Park & Ride to Belfast city centre has been reduced by 24% (from 45 minutes to 34 minutes). For

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Peace

Are there 208 Ireland-Northern Ireland border crossings?
8 June 2018
It is extremely difficult to accurately establish the exact number of border crossings, as many informal routes have been established since border infrastructure was removed