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From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What’s happening in Libya and why is it important? Explainer

Explainer: What’s happening in Libya and why is it important?

The toppling of Muammar Gaddafi was just the beginning.

# explainer - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What is the Children and Family Relationships Bill and who will it affect? Explainer

What is the Children and Family Relationships Bill and who will it affect?

Confused about what new legislation will mean for families? Read on.

# explainer - Friday 13 February, 2015

From The42 The World Cup starts tonight and Ireland are there – here’s everything you need to know Explainer

# explainer - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Why does IAG want to get its hands on Aer Lingus so badly?

Here’s everything we know about the possible sale so far…

# explainer - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

From The42 Dr Eanna Falvey outlines each step of rugby’s pro game concussion protocol Explainer This post contains videos

Dr Eanna Falvey outlines each step of rugby’s pro game concussion protocol

Here’s how the head injury assessment and recovery stages are supposed to work in the professional game.

# explainer - Sunday 8 February, 2015

From The42 Yes, Harry Kane is eligible to play for Ireland and no, he isn’t interested Explainer

Yes, Harry Kane is eligible to play for Ireland and no, he isn’t interested

The in-form Tottenham striker’s father was born in Galway.

# explainer - Saturday 7 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This is why Joan Burton wants you all to start paying for your own retirement Explainer

This is why Joan Burton wants you all to start paying for your own retirement

Here’s what we know about the Tánaiste’s “shamrock saver” scheme so far…

# explainer - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Wine for at least €10 a bottle? Here’s what we know about new alcohol price laws so far… Explainer

Wine for at least €10 a bottle? Here’s what we know about new alcohol price laws so far…

The government wants to put a floor on prices to cut down on problem drinking.

# explainer - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Serbia did not commit genocide in Croatia Explainer

Serbia did not commit genocide in Croatia

The case was heard at the International Court of Justice.

From TheJournal.ie No line on the Horizon: How Ireland’s biggest sports star has ended up in the High Court Timeline

No line on the Horizon: How Ireland’s biggest sports star has ended up in the High Court

Rory McIlroy could face two weeks on the stand in the case which begins today.

# explainer - Friday 30 January, 2015

From The42 We asked 8 people who know nothing about the NFL to discuss the Super Bowl Explainer

# explainer - Monday 26 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Who are Syriza? Explainer

Who are Syriza?

Are they as radical as is claimed?

# explainer - Thursday 22 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge What’s Amazon’s impressive streaming service and why can’t you get it in Ireland? UPC

Explainer: Why the ECB will be pulling euro out of thin air… and what it means for you

What is QE all about… and where does Katie Price fit into everything?

# explainer - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie You need to read about Yemen… Explainer

You need to read about Yemen…

What do you know about what’s going on? Catch up here.

# explainer - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Explainer: Why a ‘Grexit’ would be bad news for Ireland… but probably won’t happen

Greece goes to the polls in just over a week – we look at what that could mean for this country.

# explainer - Monday 12 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is Boko Haram and why can’t Nigeria stop them? Explainer

Explainer: What is Boko Haram and why can’t Nigeria stop them?

The group killed over 2,000 people last week.

# explainer - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Explainer: what is ‘manspreading’ and why are people talking about it? Manspreading This post contains a poll

Explainer: what is ‘manspreading’ and why are people talking about it?

We explain the public transport scourge.

# explainer - Monday 15 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Just how many new parties are we going to have before the next election? Explainer This post contains videos

Just how many new parties are we going to have before the next election?

There’s lots of talk but little action so far. Here’s what we know…

# explainer - Thursday 11 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What happens when a witness walks out of court? Ian Bailey Case

# explainer - Friday 5 December, 2014

From The42 Here’s all you need to know about Ireland’s 2023 Rugby World Cup bid Explainer

Here’s all you need to know about Ireland’s 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

We will be waiting a long time before we find out if Ireland is hosting a World Cup.

# explainer - Thursday 27 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge 9 questions about Thanksgiving you were too embarrassed to ask Turkey Day

9 questions about Thanksgiving you were too embarrassed to ask

The holiday that’s like Christmas, but not.

# explainer - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

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

Explainer: What is happening in Ferguson, Missouri?

It’s in the news again this morning – but why?

# explainer - Sunday 23 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What’s all this about water cut-offs and demonstrations in Detroit? Get Smart Fast

What’s all this about water cut-offs and demonstrations in Detroit?

Heard of the Detroit Water Brigade? (No, they’re not a band). Here’s how the issue of water charges has been affecting the Motor City.

# explainer - Saturday 22 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What are the claims against Bill Cosby? And why are we only hearing about them now? Explainer

What are the claims against Bill Cosby? And why are we only hearing about them now?

Cosby’s reputation as ‘America’s TV dad’ has been steadily dismantled in recent days. Here’s what he’s being accused of – and how America’s been reacting…

# explainer - Monday 10 November, 2014

From The42 Who are Christie and McGoldrick and why has it taken Ireland so long to call them up? Explainer

Who are Christie and McGoldrick and why has it taken Ireland so long to call them up?

The duo were picked in Martin O’Neill’s squad today.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What’s the beef between farmers and meat factories? Meaty Issue

Explainer: What’s the beef between farmers and meat factories?

In the latest development, farmers are holding a 48-hour protest at meat factories around the country.

# 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

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 The42 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 The42 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?

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