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Dublin: 9 °C Saturday 25 October, 2014

#Explainer

# explainer - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 14 reasons why people don’t like and don’t trust Irish Water Underwater

14 reasons why people don’t like and don’t trust Irish Water

Leaks, protests, communication breakdown and a scorned minister have all contributed to a difficult 10 months for the new semi-state.

# explainer - Sunday 12 October, 2014

From The Score Here’s all you need to know before rugby’s new look Champions Cup kicks off Not The Heineken Cup

Here’s all you need to know before rugby’s new look Champions Cup kicks off

There haven’t been many changes after the kerfuffle of the ERC breakaway, but here’s how the new competition will play out.

From TheJournal.ie Here are 8 things we learned from yesterday’s two Dáil by-elections Get Smart Fast

Here are 8 things we learned from yesterday’s two Dáil by-elections

The votes are counted and the Dáil has two new opposition TDs, but what does it all mean?

# explainer - Monday 29 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Who is protesting in Hong Kong and why? Explainer

Who is protesting in Hong Kong and why?

Here’s six things you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why the next 10 days are critical for the future of the European Union Explainer

Here’s why the next 10 days are critical for the future of the European Union

Fine Gael’s Brian Hayes explains the process of confirming the make-up of the next European Commission.

# explainer - Saturday 27 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Everyone’s talking about ‘Gamergate’. Here’s what it is and why it matters. Gamergate

Everyone’s talking about ‘Gamergate’. Here’s what it is and why it matters.

#GamerGate erupted on social media in August. But what is it?

From TheJournal.ie 8 things you need to know about Fine Gael’s Seanad shambles… and why it matters McNulty-gate

8 things you need to know about Fine Gael’s Seanad shambles… and why it matters

A little-known losing local election candidate is at the centre of a controversy that is causing huge problems for Fine Gael.

# explainer - Friday 19 September, 2014

From The Score Explainer: Here’s everything you need to know about Ireland’s successful Euro 2020 bid Fyi

Explainer: Here’s everything you need to know about Ireland’s successful Euro 2020 bid

It was announced earlier today that the Aviva Stadium in Dublin would host four matches.

# explainer - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Explainer: What is the ‘pass out challenge’? Pass Out Challenge

Explainer: What is the ‘pass out challenge’?

Doctors are warning teenagers not to try the dangerous challenge.

From The Daily Edge Here’s how the Sign Bunny took over Twitter Sign Bunny

# explainer - Thursday 11 September, 2014

From The Score Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets go on sale tomorrow, here’s what you need to know Explainer

Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets go on sale tomorrow, here’s what you need to know

Answering Ireland’s call is one thing, but will you accept the charges?

# explainer - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Are we going to see an independent Scotland? Scotland Decides

Explainer: Are we going to see an independent Scotland?

Could the United Kingdom really cease to be and what would this mean for Ireland?

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Phil Hogan’s set to be named as Agriculture Commissioner … but what happens next? Big Phil's Gig

Explainer: Phil Hogan’s set to be named as Agriculture Commissioner … but what happens next?

Some Irish TDs have been threatening to make life difficult for Big Phil during the nomination process. But can they cause that much trouble for the divisive former minister?

# explainer - Monday 25 August, 2014

Public sector average wages are €300 per week higher than private sector

The average public sector wage is just short of €920 per week – but experts say that could be skewed.

# explainer - Saturday 23 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland and abortion: the facts in 2014 Behind The News

Ireland and abortion: the facts in 2014

TheJournal.ie takes a look at the current laws, constitutional rights, past legal challenges and the situation in other jurisdictions.

# explainer - Thursday 21 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ebola: What is it? How do people become infected? Explainer

Ebola: What is it? How do people become infected?

Ebola first appeared in 1976. The current outbreak has killed more than 1,300 people, with experts warning it could take six months to bring under control.

Watch: Find out how a URL works in the space of a minute*

*Well, one minute and 22 seconds.

# explainer - Monday 18 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is happening in Ferguson, Missouri? Explainer

Explainer: What is happening in Ferguson, Missouri?

You’ll have heard the name, but what is happening?

# explainer - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here’s why Americans are dumping buckets of ice on themselves and posting videos of it Ice Bucket Challenge

# explainer - Monday 11 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Shark Week: what is it and what is all the fuss about? Shark Week

Shark Week: what is it and what is all the fuss about?

An introductory guide to the US phenomenon.

# explainer - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Everything you ever wanted to know about Google Glass (but were afraid to ask) Ok Glass This post contains images

Everything you ever wanted to know about Google Glass (but were afraid to ask)

The device has attracted much attention and criticism since it was first revealed, but what is it really like to use?

# explainer - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How has Alan Shatter gone from Department of Justice to High Court? Guerin This post contains videos

How has Alan Shatter gone from Department of Justice to High Court?

We knew he was not on board with the Guerin Report findings. Now we know just how far he intends to go with it.

# explainer - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is happening in Gaza? Explainer

Explainer: What is happening in Gaza?

Lost in the media coverage of the ongoing conflict? Let us fill you in.

# explainer - Thursday 24 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge What exactly is Snowpiercer and why is everyone talking about it? Snowpiercer

What exactly is Snowpiercer and why is everyone talking about it?

The Chris Evans film has been the subject of a whole load of drama.

From TheJournal.ie Why did Ireland abstain from a UN Human Rights Council vote on Gaza? Explainer

# explainer - Thursday 17 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Nama’s transformation from the world’s biggest landowner to Ireland’s biggest landlord Explainer

Nama’s transformation from the world’s biggest landowner to Ireland’s biggest landlord

Nama has taken on a host of new objectives – it looks like a sensible move now, but will it work out?

# explainer - Friday 11 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge 5SOS have Irish teenagers up in a heap this morning – here’s why Explainer

# explainer - Sunday 6 July, 2014

From The Score How brothers ended up on opposite sides in yesterday’s Ireland-England hockey mach Explainer

How brothers ended up on opposite sides in yesterday’s Ireland-England hockey mach

Paul and Mark Gleghorne each represented one country in the match at Belfield.

# explainer - Thursday 26 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The verdict on Bank of Ireland’s €250 million mortgage book sale Sell Off

The verdict on Bank of Ireland’s €250 million mortgage book sale

The sale of the performing mortgages to domestic player Dilosk was confirmed this morning.

# explainer - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Explainer: So what’s the deal with drones, eh?

For one, you should refer to them as unmanned aircrafts from here on in.

# explainer - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

What the IFAC? Five questions about the guys who want a tougher budget this year

This morning IFAC called on Government to stick to the €2 billion adjustment – but who are they, and why are they so eager to keep costs down?

# explainer - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is happening with the possible mass grave of children in Tuam? Tuam Babies

Explainer: What is happening with the possible mass grave of children in Tuam?

We look at how the story has unfolded, and the many, many questions that still remain.

# explainer - Monday 9 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: The dangers of slurry Farm Safety

Explainer: The dangers of slurry

Just one breath of ‘rotten egg’ hydrogen sulphide can kill.

# explainer - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

What we learnt from Apple’s keynote announcement

It was a packed keynote for one of the biggest companies in the world, but what did we learn from it?

# explainer - Saturday 24 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie So, that was the election… When will we know the winners? (and losers) Explainer

So, that was the election… When will we know the winners? (and losers)

It’s a massive undertaking, with two by-elections taking place alongside the Euros AND the local elections. Here’s what we’re in for…

# explainer - Thursday 22 May, 2014

The government has launched a new €500m bank for SMEs. But what does it mean?

SMEs have been crying out for a new source of finance – and here’s what the Government have come up with.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: David Drumm’s trial continues in the US – but what’s it all about? Anglo Irish Bank

Explainer: David Drumm’s trial continues in the US – but what’s it all about?

It’s day two and Drumm has already admitted to forgetfulness and lying.

# explainer - Monday 12 May, 2014

AIB is back in the black

AIB is back in profit, and has shed some light on how the bank is doing at the moment, but what does it all mean?

# explainer - Thursday 8 May, 2014

What do our bond yields actually mean?

Yields. Oversubscription. Treasury Bonds. What does it all mean?

# explainer - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Is a Robin Hood tax a good idea for Ireland? Explainer This post contains a poll

Is a Robin Hood tax a good idea for Ireland?

Two experts run the rule over the Financial Transaction Tax for TheJournal.ie.

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