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# 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.

# explainer - Thursday 1 May, 2014

From The Score Here’s the state of play going into the final two rounds of the RaboDirect Pro12 Explainer

Here’s the state of play going into the final two rounds of the RaboDirect Pro12

Three Irish provinces hope to be involved in the Pro12 playoffs, here’s what they need to do.

# explainer - Sunday 20 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here’s why so many people in the US are smoking cannabis today Easter Baking

Here’s why so many people in the US are smoking cannabis today

Today is 4/20. Here’s what that means.

# explainer - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

The ECB is back in town. Here’s why.

Frankfurt set for bigger role in regulating and punishing Irish banks.

# explainer - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Pyjama Day Kid is the greatest new meme on the internet Not Impressed

Pyjama Day Kid is the greatest new meme on the internet

So done with this right here. SO done.

# explainer - Thursday 27 March, 2014

From The Score So what’s the craic with the new Nations League tournament? Road To Euro 2020

So what’s the craic with the new Nations League tournament?

Almost everything you need to know about UEFA’s new international football initiative.

# explainer - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 6 reasons why Martin Callinan resigned as Garda Commissioner Explainer

6 reasons why Martin Callinan resigned as Garda Commissioner

He’s gone, but why did he do it?

# explainer - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Feeling stressed? Banking tests on the horizon – but what do they mean? Explainer

Feeling stressed? Banking tests on the horizon – but what do they mean?

A major review of Irish and European banks is due in the Autumn, and could have serious political and financial consequences.

# explainer - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Who is Frank Flannery and why is everyone talking about him? Explainer

Who is Frank Flannery and why is everyone talking about him?

He is the man who helped Fine Gael become the largest party in the State but his involvement with the Rehab Group has caused controversy in recent weeks. Who is Frank Flannery? Let TheJournal.ie explain all.

# explainer - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From The Score Here’s all you need to know about the World Cup in 100 seconds 100 Days This post contains videos

Here’s all you need to know about the World Cup in 100 seconds

Except what FIFA’s 33rd team will be up to when the rest of the world are checking out Brazil and the boys.

# explainer - Sunday 2 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What both sides are saying in Scotland’s great debate Indyref

# explainer - Sunday 23 February, 2014

From The Score What are the best/worst possible Euro 2016 draws Ireland can hope for? Explainer

What are the best/worst possible Euro 2016 draws Ireland can hope for?

All eyes will be on Nice on this morning as the Boys in Green discover their opponents for the upcoming qualifying campaign.

# explainer - Saturday 22 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What’s going on in Venezuela? Unrest

Explainer: What’s going on in Venezuela?

“They are killing us,” students are screaming on posters, through social media and at rallies.

# explainer - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is Alan Shatter under pressure – and will he survive? Shatter-gate

Explainer: Why is Alan Shatter under pressure – and will he survive?

TheJournal.ie explores the background to the current controversy surrounding the Justice Minister, the questions that remain and what’s likely to happen next.

# explainer - Sunday 16 February, 2014

From The Score Here’s all you need to know about curling, including why they sweep the ice Explainer

Here’s all you need to know about curling, including why they sweep the ice

It’s like shuffleboard but with warmer coats.

# explainer - Saturday 25 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what happens when you’re arrested on suspicion of drink-driving… A Cautionary Tale

Here’s what happens when you’re arrested on suspicion of drink-driving…

Traffic gardaí have been giving us an insight into the fate awaiting drivers who fail roadside breath tests. The whole ordeal’s pretty grim, as you might imagine…

# explainer - Saturday 18 January, 2014

What you need to know about 3D printing

It’s been around since the 80s but it’s only recently that 3D printing has hit the mainstream. So how does it work?

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What’s happening with electricity pylons and why is it such a big issue? Pylons

Explainer: What’s happening with electricity pylons and why is it such a big issue?

Heard a lot about pylons in recent weeks, but not sure what it’s all about. Here’s Eirgrid’s projects explained.

# explainer - Monday 13 January, 2014

From The Score Explainer: What your province needs to secure that (home) quarter final Heineken Cup

Explainer: What your province needs to secure that (home) quarter final

Ulster and Munster are looking for April ties at home while Leinster and Connacht are just hoping.

# explainer - Friday 13 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Introducing Doge, the internet meme which has everybody talking like idiots Such Explainer

# explainer - Thursday 5 December, 2013

From The Score How the very complicated draw for the World Cup will work tomorrow Explainer

How the very complicated draw for the World Cup will work tomorrow

It’s basically harder than time travel.

# explainer - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Everything you need to know about the biggest piece of legislation in the State’s history

The Companies Bill 2013 is nearly 1,200 pages and proposes to overhaul the way company law operates in Ireland. But in what way? TheJournal.ie takes a look…

# explainer - Saturday 16 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is going on with the Credit Union? Credit Unions

Explainer: What is going on with the Credit Union?

With Newbridge Credit Union being taken over by Permanent TSB, it is only natural some are questioning the movement’s strength. Here, we answer some of the questions surrounding the issue.

# explainer - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone Bailout Exit

5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone

When the bailout ends, Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit line, but why? Let us explain…

# explainer - Sunday 10 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What do the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks mean? Peace

Explainer: What do the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks mean?

The talks are due to last up until the middle of next year so let’s have a look at the progress so far.

# explainer - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Confused by Bitcoin? This guy explains it well… Cryptocurrency This post contains images

Confused by Bitcoin? This guy explains it well…

Programmer Robert McNally put together a succinct presentation on what this ‘currency’ is all about.

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