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#Explainer

# explainer - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie What exactly did the Mahon Tribunal find against Bertie Ahern? Explainer

What exactly did the Mahon Tribunal find against Bertie Ahern?

The former Taoiseach recently walked out of an interview after being asked about the Tribunal’s findings.

# explainer - Thursday 19 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie What did Denis Naughten do and what happened next? Explainer

What did Denis Naughten do and what happened next?

Confused by the controversy surrounding the Communications Minister? Catch up here.

# explainer - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie What is an African air plume - and how high will temperatures get this week? Finally

What is an African air plume - and how high will temperatures get this week?

The combination of Storm Irene and an African air plume is resulting in some interesting weather this week.

# explainer - Sunday 15 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie There are supposed to be rent limits in Dublin, so why can student accommodation providers hike rents by 27% a year? Student Accommodation

There are supposed to be rent limits in Dublin, so why can student accommodation providers hike rents by 27% a year?

There have been calls to increase protections for students living in the sector.

# explainer - Saturday 14 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made Explainer

What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made

Over the course of three months, 22 TDs and senators questioned experts and people who had personal experiences related to the topic.

# explainer - Thursday 5 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is the fodder crisis and how are farmers being affected? Crisis Point

Explainer: What is the fodder crisis and how are farmers being affected?

The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.

# explainer - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Why has Ireland ousted a Russian diplomat, and how significant is it? Sergei Skripal

Why has Ireland ousted a Russian diplomat, and how significant is it?

“Expelling diplomats is ‘cheap diplomacy’,” one expert said. “It’s a low-cost way of reacting, and it doesn’t cost anything financially.”

# explainer - Monday 19 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Here's why there's uproar again about Facebook and the data firm used by Trump's 2016 campaign Cambridge Analytica

Here's why there's uproar again about Facebook and the data firm used by Trump's 2016 campaign

A former employee of Cambridge Analytica has said the firm is “a full-service propaganda machine”.

# explainer - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why UK Brexiteers have been told to 'sod off' away from the Good Friday Agreement Loose Lips

Explainer: Why UK Brexiteers have been told to 'sod off' away from the Good Friday Agreement

It’s all about how it affects the UK’s Brexit negotiating position in Europe.

# explainer - Saturday 10 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why the "cast iron" guarantee for no hard Brexit border may now be in doubt Devil In The Detail

Explainer: Why the "cast iron" guarantee for no hard Brexit border may now be in doubt

All eyes are on the UK to divulge its solutions to solve the issue of the Irish border.

# explainer - Monday 22 January, 2018

Everything you need to know about Ireland's Uefa Nations League draw

The Boys in Green will discover their group for the newly-formed tournament on Wednesday morning.

# explainer - Sunday 21 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Saunas and high vitamin doses: The discredited Scientology-backed drug rehab programme slated for Meath Explainer

Saunas and high vitamin doses: The discredited Scientology-backed drug rehab programme slated for Meath

There have been a number of protests against Scientology’s presence in Ireland.

# explainer - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Why Macedonia has been embroiled in a decades-long row with Greece about its name Friends Again

Why Macedonia has been embroiled in a decades-long row with Greece about its name

ICYMI: Macedonia is both the name of a Balkan country, and the name of a northern province in Greece.

# explainer - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Kerry Babies: An unsolved murder 34 years after Ireland put 'womanhood on trial' Kerry Babies

Kerry Babies: An unsolved murder 34 years after Ireland put 'womanhood on trial'

As we wait on a significant announcement from gardaí, we look back at the Kerry Babies case which rocked the country to its core – and became, perhaps, a catalyst for change.

# explainer - Sunday 7 January, 2018

From The Daily Edge Here's why Irish bloggers and influencers are talking about bullying, FaceTune and fake Instagram accounts Influencers

# explainer - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How likely is a Presidential election in 2018?

Explainer: How likely is a Presidential election in 2018?

Michael D isn’t set to make an announcement until September – but other candidates may emerge before then.

# explainer - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie A tumultuous 24 hours: What's been happening in Zimbabwe, and what's next Explainer

A tumultuous 24 hours: What's been happening in Zimbabwe, and what's next

“As soon as we have accomplished our mission we expect that the situation will return to normalcy,” the military said.

# explainer - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why the baffling resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister is escalating Middle East tensions New Cold War

Explainer: Why the baffling resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister is escalating Middle East tensions

Saad Hariri has denied he is being held prisoner in Saudi Arabia, and that he was forced to resign.

# explainer - Monday 13 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie He admits giving it up is 'a PR stunt', but what happens now to Bob Geldof's Freedom of Dublin? Boomtown Rant This post contains videos

He admits giving it up is 'a PR stunt', but what happens now to Bob Geldof's Freedom of Dublin?

Geldof wants the honour to be taken off Aung San Suu Kyi.

# explainer - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How a UK minister may lose her job over 'secret' meetings in Israel Priti Patel

Explainer: How a UK minister may lose her job over 'secret' meetings in Israel

Another diplomatic incident has cropped up for British Prime Minister Theresa May’s scandal-prone government.

# explainer - Saturday 4 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The Mueller probe: Here's what's been happening this week in the Trump-Russia Investigation Explainer

The Mueller probe: Here's what's been happening this week in the Trump-Russia Investigation

It’s been an incredibly busy week – get up to speed here.

# explainer - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie What is going on in America with Trump's advisors, Russia and a special prosecutor? Explainer

# explainer - Monday 16 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Ophelia: This is how the ex-Hurricane developed and became so strong Ophelia

Ophelia: This is how the ex-Hurricane developed and became so strong

It’s the worst storm to hit Ireland in 50 years.

# explainer - Friday 6 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How does someone win the Nobel Peace Prize? Ican

Explainer: How does someone win the Nobel Peace Prize?

You can’t nominate yourself, in case you were wondering.

# explainer - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Why was Spain's response to the Catalan referendum so extreme? Explainer

Why was Spain's response to the Catalan referendum so extreme?

Authorities said that 844 people and 33 police were injured in clashes over the weekend.

# explainer - Saturday 30 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What changes could be made to hurling at today's Special Congress? GAA

Explainer: What changes could be made to hurling at today's Special Congress?

Here’s what you need to know, broken down in simple terms.

# explainer - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Explainer: What are the key hurling motions up for debate at Saturday's Special Congress?

Here’s what you need to know, broken down in simple terms.

# explainer - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Uefa are dramatically changing international football from next year - here's what you need to know

Friendlies set to become a thing of the past with a brand-new competition called the Nations League starting in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie So will the Local Property Tax be increased, or not? Details Please

So will the Local Property Tax be increased, or not?

And if there is an increase, what will it cost you?

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are NFL players kneeling? And how did Trump get involved? Take A Knee

Explainer: Why are NFL players kneeling? And how did Trump get involved?

Trump this morning tweeted his hope that the NFL will bring in a rule requiring players to stand for the anthem.

# explainer - Sunday 24 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie How Germany's complex electoral system could cause problems for Angela Merkel Winner Takes Some

How Germany's complex electoral system could cause problems for Angela Merkel

Germany has a few unique quirks to its electoral system that could force Merkel into a difficult coalition.

# explainer - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Why will the new iPhone cost more in Ireland than in the US? Keep The Change

Why will the new iPhone cost more in Ireland than in the US?

There was quite a reaction to the new iPhone’s price tag of $999.

# explainer - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum Explainer

Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum

There’s support for a change – but the process begins with a non-binding postal vote.

# explainer - Sunday 10 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Can anyone stop Angela? Germany is going to the polls and Merkel wants four-in-a-row Election Explainer This post contains videos

Can anyone stop Angela? Germany is going to the polls and Merkel wants four-in-a-row

The German Chancellor is likely to continue leading Europe’s largest economy.

# explainer - Saturday 19 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why the future of Cork hinges on a deal between the City Council and County Council Real Border Problem

Explainer: Why the future of Cork hinges on a deal between the City Council and County Council

A government report has said Cork may lose its status as Ireland’s “second city” unless changes are urgently made to council boundaries.

# explainer - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Why are statues of US Civil War leaders being removed from across the US? Explainer

Why are statues of US Civil War leaders being removed from across the US?

“You’re changing history. You’re changing culture,” Trump said of the removal of statues of Confederate leaders.

# explainer - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The legends behind the Kerry festival that crowns a goat every year Puck Fair

The legends behind the Kerry festival that crowns a goat every year

What’s with the royal goat?

# explainer - Saturday 12 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's all this about contaminated eggs, and are we at risk here in Ireland? Eggsplainer

Explainer: What's all this about contaminated eggs, and are we at risk here in Ireland?

The EU has urged nations to stop “blaming and shaming” each other over who is responsible.

# explainer - Sunday 30 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Candidate shot dead as Venezuelans line up to vote in controversial election Constituent Assembly

Candidate shot dead as Venezuelans line up to vote in controversial election

Locals have reported troops firing at buildings and people in the capital as tensions escalate.

# explainer - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Two weeks to go: A quick guide to how the Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland will work

All you’ll need to get you through day one in UCD.

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