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From TheJournal.ie Does Fine Gael’s shiny new economic plan actually stack up? Let's Get Fiscal

Does Fine Gael’s shiny new economic plan actually stack up?

Warning: There is a lot of fiscal space in this article.

# explainer - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Has David Cameron’s ‘Great Delusion’ just condemned the UK to going it alone? The Great British Break Up This post contains videos

Has David Cameron’s ‘Great Delusion’ just condemned the UK to going it alone?

A deal for increased powers for Britain hasn’t received much backing.

# explainer - Monday 1 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie What is the ‘fiscal space’ and why does it matter? Explainer

What is the ‘fiscal space’ and why does it matter?

It’s a phrase you’ll be hearing a lot from the political parties in the coming months.

# explainer - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Shankill Road bombing: new claims put police performance in the spotlight Explainer

Shankill Road bombing: new claims put police performance in the spotlight

New claims have come to light which allege that police officers may have known about the bombing in advance.

# explainer - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Who is Michael Lowry and what’s everyone’s problem with him? Explainer

Who is Michael Lowry and what’s everyone’s problem with him?

The Tipperary TD is the subject of the latest political controversy, but why is everyone talking about him?

# explainer - Friday 22 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie What you need to know about the ‘brain-shrinking’ virus now appearing in the US Explainer

What you need to know about the ‘brain-shrinking’ virus now appearing in the US

The Zika virus is thought to be behind a disturbing rise in the number of babies being born with underdeveloped brains in Brazil.

# explainer - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie There’s going to be a review into the law allowing Gsoc to access journalists’ phone records Explainer

There’s going to be a review into the law allowing Gsoc to access journalists’ phone records

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said that it was of fundamental importance that journalists be able to carry out their work unhindered.

# explainer - Monday 18 January, 2016

From The42 Outside chance for Munster? How the Champions Cup 1/4 final shake-up stands Explainer

Outside chance for Munster? How the Champions Cup 1/4 final shake-up stands

The quarter-final countdown is on, so we dusted off the scientific calculator to see who is likely to go in to the last eight.

# explainer - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Why Jerry Hall’s marriage to Mick Jagger wasn’t really a marriage Explainer

Why Jerry Hall’s marriage to Mick Jagger wasn’t really a marriage

Reports on her recent engagement to Rupert Murdoch have made references to an unusual “first marriage”.

# explainer - Monday 11 January, 2016

From The42 Here’s what Ulster and Connacht need to happen to reach their European quarter-finals Explainer

Here’s what Ulster and Connacht need to happen to reach their European quarter-finals

A few wins could make everything quite straightforward.

From TheJournal.ie How will the new fine payment law coming into force today affect you? Explainer

How will the new fine payment law coming into force today affect you?

Jail time for fine defaulters will be considered only as a last resort under the legislation.

# explainer - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie What is a hydrogen bomb? North Korea

What is a hydrogen bomb?

It generates temperatures similar to those found at the sun’s core.

# explainer - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie ‘I prefer young women’: Why this MP’s colourful personal life is making headlines Explainer

‘I prefer young women’: Why this MP’s colourful personal life is making headlines

Labour’s Simon Danczuk has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent weeks.

# explainer - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Who is ‘Slab’ Murphy and why is he causing problems for Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin? Explainer

Who is ‘Slab’ Murphy and why is he causing problems for Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin?

Explainer: Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin are facing more awkward questions. Here’s why…

# explainer - Saturday 12 December, 2015

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

Now you have no excuse not to use it.

# explainer - Friday 11 December, 2015

From The42 Here’s everything you need to know about Ireland’s Euro 2016 draw Over To Paris

Here’s everything you need to know about Ireland’s Euro 2016 draw

The Boys in Green will finally discover their group opponents for the European Championships next summer.

# explainer - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The case for war: Reasons for and against bombing Islamic State in Syria Explainer This post contains videos

The case for war: Reasons for and against bombing Islamic State in Syria

MPs will vote on airstrikes today.

# explainer - Monday 30 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A game changer? Here’s what’s actually happening at the Paris climate conference Explainer

A game changer? Here’s what’s actually happening at the Paris climate conference

COP21 is seen as the last best chance for the world to stop an environmental disaster.

# explainer - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie If universal health insurance isn’t dead, then when on earth will it actually happen? UHI

If universal health insurance isn’t dead, then when on earth will it actually happen?

The government maintains it is committed to a UHI model. But there’s no chance of it happening soon.

# explainer - Friday 13 November, 2015

From The42 Why are Ireland and other third-place teams now allowed to qualify for the Euros? Explainer

Why are Ireland and other third-place teams now allowed to qualify for the Euros?

For the first time ever, 24 teams will compete at the European Championships next summer.

# explainer - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What on earth is this Siteserv story all about – and why is it back in the news? Explainer

What on earth is this Siteserv story all about – and why is it back in the news?

Denis O’Brien, IBRC and an obsessive TD are all part of tangled web of controversy.

# explainer - Monday 9 November, 2015

From The42 Why Ireland’s Rob Heffernan is now an ‘Olympic medalist in waiting’ Upgrade

Why Ireland’s Rob Heffernan is now an ‘Olympic medalist in waiting’

The Cork athlete finished fourth in London but could be awarded a bronze medal if the race winner is found guilty of doping.

# explainer - Friday 16 October, 2015

From The42 All the details you need to know ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2016 play-off draw Explainer

All the details you need to know ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2016 play-off draw

Where can I watch proceedings unfold, when do the games take place and does the away goals rule come into play?

# explainer - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

From The42 The title race is over but here’s what’s still at stake in the SSE Airtricity League Explainer

The title race is over but here’s what’s still at stake in the SSE Airtricity League

With just three series’ of fixtures remaining, over half of the teams in the Premier Division can still be relegated.

# explainer - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

From The42 Wait, what if…? How Ireland’s and other World Cup pools will be decided Explainer

Wait, what if…? How Ireland’s and other World Cup pools will be decided

A win over France would make this a whole lot less complicated.

# explainer - Friday 2 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie An Post strike action: What does it mean for customers? Explainer

An Post strike action: What does it mean for customers?

Industrial action by workers is set to last for the next two weeks.

# explainer - Monday 28 September, 2015

From The42 How do I know if I’m Gluten intolerant and what does it all really mean? Expert View

How do I know if I’m Gluten intolerant and what does it all really mean?

Step this way for (Gluten) free advice.

From TheJournal.ie 4 things you need to know about the (now failed) coup in Burkina Faso Explainer

4 things you need to know about the (now failed) coup in Burkina Faso

The country’s interim government was restored earlier this week after a week-long coup.

# explainer - Saturday 26 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What the hell happened at Volkswagen? A Filthy Tale

Explainer: What the hell happened at Volkswagen?

The crisis escalated severely this week, with CEO Martin Winterkorn quitting his job. But what went on at VW?

# explainer - Friday 18 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge What’s the story with all the mad hats at Ladies’ Day anyway? We investigated Sponsored By HRI

What’s the story with all the mad hats at Ladies’ Day anyway? We investigated

Here’s everything you need to know about the first thing on any non-racegoers lips.

# explainer - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge 6 things you need to know about Snapchat’s cool new update Snerpchert

6 things you need to know about Snapchat’s cool new update

MAKE YOURSELF SPIT RAINBOWS!

# explainer - Monday 14 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What does it mean to be gender fluid? In short, you shouldn’t presume to know Explainer

What does it mean to be gender fluid? In short, you shouldn’t presume to know

It’s about owning your own identity.

From The42 Champions League returns tomorrow night but where will you be able to watch it? TV Watch

Champions League returns tomorrow night but where will you be able to watch it?

BT Sport have joined the party in place of Sky Sports and ITV, but old reliables RTÉ and TV3 remain.

# explainer - Saturday 5 September, 2015

From The42 Explainer: Here’s what the Irish team now need to do to qualify for Euro 2016 Fyi

Explainer: Here’s what the Irish team now need to do to qualify for Euro 2016

Martin O’Neill’s men’s win over Gibraltar, coupled with Scotland’s loss to Georgia, has opened the group up again.

# explainer - Thursday 3 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: The Leaving Cert’s getting a massive overhaul. Here’s how it’ll work. CONFIRMED

Explainer: The Leaving Cert’s getting a massive overhaul. Here’s how it’ll work.

New reforms launched today are aimed at reducing the pressure faced by students at exam time.

# explainer - Monday 31 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Everything you need to know about the controversy that could end Enda Fennelly

Everything you need to know about the controversy that could end Enda

A report into the circumstances surrounding Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan’s departure last year is expected shortly…

# explainer - Sunday 30 August, 2015

From The42 All you need to know about the Ireland U19 starlet who made his debut at Anfield yesterday Explainer

All you need to know about the Ireland U19 starlet who made his debut at Anfield yesterday

Josh Cullen was brought on by Slaven Bilic.

# explainer - Thursday 27 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What exactly is going on in the North right now? Explainer

What exactly is going on in the North right now?

The Northern Ireland Executive could be on the verge of collapsing. How and why did we get here?

From The42 Here’s what you need to know about Uefa’s new-look Champions League draw A Load Of Balls

Here’s what you need to know about Uefa’s new-look Champions League draw

32 of the continent’s top clubs will learn their fate this afternoon.

# explainer - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

From The42 When does the summer transfer window close and why is it later than usual this year? Explainer

When does the summer transfer window close and why is it later than usual this year?

It’s been a busy few months for clubs with a hectic couple of days expected before the deadline.

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