# explainer - Today’s News
Tell us your stories – all in the name of friendship, of course.
# explainer - Monday 6 July, 2015
The next 48 hours will be crucial.
# explainer - Wednesday 1 July, 2015
An important issue for our times.
# explainer - Tuesday 30 June, 2015
Shamrock Rovers kick off their Europa League campaign against Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg this evening.
# explainer - Monday 29 June, 2015
And why organisers have only become more strict over the years.
# explainer - Thursday 25 June, 2015
Where does BSE come from? Is there any risk to humans? Why is this case generating such attention? And what’s the possible damage to business?
# explainer - Tuesday 16 June, 2015
Apart from Connacht being a tier one seed in the Challenge Cup, it’s all a bit complicated.
# explainer - Friday 12 June, 2015
# explainer - Thursday 11 June, 2015
AAA TD Paul Murphy has been frustrated in his efforts to uncover payment levels.
Gathering of the lizard people, secretive world government meeting, an ‘informal networking opportunity’ – or a mixture of all three?
# explainer - Tuesday 2 June, 2015
As the transfer window opens, each club has a different policy so here’s a look at individuals behind the deals.
# explainer - Wednesday 27 May, 2015
Nine of the association’s executives were taken into police custody this morning over corruption charges. We’ve been here before, but will this occasion be any different?
# explainer - Friday 22 May, 2015
Not everyone is happy about the situation.
# explainer - Sunday 17 May, 2015
The referendum on marriage equality is only a few days away. However, other issues have been entering the debate.
# explainer - Friday 15 May, 2015
There’s a whole lot riding on the last round of the Pro12 for three Irish provinces.
# explainer - Thursday 14 May, 2015
A potentially explosive exposé by Seymour Hersh has been slammed by the White House. Get up to speed on the controversy, here…
# explainer - Wednesday 13 May, 2015
2017 can’t come soon enough.
# explainer - Tuesday 5 May, 2015
The Anfield club will almost certainly need three wins in their final matches to have any hope.
# explainer - Tuesday 28 April, 2015
How is assisting a suicide illegal? The legal answer is complicated.
# explainer - Thursday 23 April, 2015
Catherine Murphy tells us about the “extraordinary turn of events” that led to taxpayers losing millions.
# explainer - Friday 17 April, 2015
As the Premier League approaches its climax, we assess how it could turn out.
# explainer - Thursday 9 April, 2015
It’s not all about making more money (although that’s a major reason behind it).
# explainer - Tuesday 7 April, 2015
In a closely-fought race it appears neither the Conservatives nor Labour will emerge victorious on 7 May.
# explainer - Friday 27 March, 2015
The judge in Graham Dwyer’s trial had plenty to say on the subject.
Can’t keep up with all these Periscopes and Meerkats.
# explainer - Monday 23 March, 2015
What do you know about what’s going on? Catch up here.
The livestreaming app is being tipped as the next Vine.
# explainer - Friday 20 March, 2015
It’s tight at the top.
# explainer - Monday 9 March, 2015
Their lawyers appealed on the basis of problems with a ‘committal warrant’. But what was the basis of the argument?
The European Central Bank’s €1.1 trillion QE plan starts today.
# explainer - Saturday 28 February, 2015
The toppling of Muammar Gaddafi was just the beginning.
# explainer - Tuesday 17 February, 2015
Confused about what new legislation will mean for families? Read on.
# explainer - Friday 13 February, 2015
When, where and who are we playing?
# explainer - Thursday 12 February, 2015
Here’s everything we know about the possible sale so far…
# explainer - Tuesday 10 February, 2015
Here’s how the head injury assessment and recovery stages are supposed to work in the professional game.
# explainer - Sunday 8 February, 2015
# explainer - Saturday 7 February, 2015
Here’s what we know about the Tánaiste’s “shamrock saver” scheme so far…
# explainer - Wednesday 4 February, 2015
The government wants to put a floor on prices to cut down on problem drinking.
# explainer - Tuesday 3 February, 2015
The case was heard at the International Court of Justice.
Rory McIlroy could face two weeks on the stand in the case which begins today.
# explainer - Friday 30 January, 2015
And it went exactly as you’d expect.