Jeremy Corbyn did not attend an IRA funeral wearing an ‘I heart the IRA’ t-shirt

25 September 2019
What was claimed

A photo shows Jeremy Corbyn at an IRA funeral.

Our verdict

The photo has been edited to include Mr Corbyn.

What was claimed

The same photo shows Jeremy Corbyn wearing an ‘I heart the IRA’ t-Shirt.

Our verdict

The photo of Jeremy Corbyn has been edited.

A photo of Jeremy Corbyn appearing to wear a t-shirt saying ‘I heart the IRA’, and walking in a paramilitary procession, has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook and appeared across the internet.

However, the photo has been edited to include Mr Corbyn and to change the design on his t-shirt. The original image almost certainly comes from the funeral of IRA member Tony Catney. The image of Mr Corbyn, which has been edited in, comes from a separate picture of him wearing a blue t-shirt. The text on the t-shirt has also been changed.

The image has been circulating online for a number of years and has been the subject of scrutiny throughout.

This article is part of our work fact checking potentially false pictures, videos and stories on Facebook. You can read more about this—and find out how to report Facebook content—here. For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as false as the image has been edited.

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